Doing things you don’t like may not be cool at all, but good decision making also depends on it sometimes because it has good reasons to.
I know how it sounds, trust me, I really do. I also know how it feels to do things you don’t enjoy.
Sure, it can be frustrating sometimes, but life itself can be very tough sometimes, and we never planned for such happening to us.
Someone may tell you today that he enjoy’s what he does and tomorrow, that same person will tell you he hates it.
To be honest with you, there wasn’t really any form of likeness attached to it in the first place.
The truth is that the person wasn’t feeling the frustration from the unset.
If there had been likeness attached to it, there wouldn’t have been frustration at both stage of that thing he does.
Do you know what actually happened? The person either made the wrong choice or had no other choice but to go with it.
However, will you then quit because you hate it? Nope.
What do you do?..
Embrace it even more and look forward to making it suitable for you so you can enjoy the ride.
And trust me, while you are at it, you should really believe it’s not wasted efforts or an unimportant thing to do.
It is still worth every effort and time you put in to do that thing, and in most cases, it puts you way ahead of others than you can imagine.
In fact, you have good reasons to continue doing it, especially when you have no other options or alternatives.
In that case, in order not to be at the losing side, you have to stick to that thing you do, at least until you get the one you love.
Don’t worry, i will give you reasons why you should stick to it. But first, let me try to help you on how to enjoy what you do.
How to enjoy something you hate
Enjoying what you do or something you hate can never be impossible. Forget how it sounds, but it’s the truth, it can never be impossible.
Let me break it down for you. To enjoy what you do and enjoy something you hate, practice the following :
- Control your thoughts
- Focus on intention more
- Embrace the suck
- Welcome constraints
- Take it one step at a time
- Meditate on your fear and why you need what you do
In addition to that, you can also enjoy what you do by looking at long term goals from what you do, and strive to learn from it.
Also, think more positively, boost your energy level by interacting with passionate and positive people and enjoy your interactions with them.
Always form the habit of thinking and saying positive things.
If you are in a relationship or have a family, then that’s even better. See it as doing it more for them than doing it for you.
Stay away from toxic people, they have a problem to every solution. So avoid them when you know can.
Your happiness also matters to you, and considering the kind of work you are doing.
So eliminating toxic people will also keep you happier, as being happy will help you in dealing with doing something you don’t like.
Using decision making in your career path
To begin, can you survive without working? YES and NO.
YES because unless you engage in something that can generate income. NO because without working and engagement in something to generate income, there will be a problem.
So with that in mind, here’s a brief of what you can do to without working :
Get your first income big enough such that it can last quite long, whether it is a lottery you won or some other genuine means, but not through shady activities of course.
Get the money into the bank and always leave money there. Look for means to diversify your income.
Control your expenses, while looking for other means of new income sources.
However, if working is not your thing or you don’t enjoy it, you can enjoy working more by :
- Facing your days with motivation
- Concentrating on important tasks
- Knowing what you expect
- Planning your time effectively
- Having breaks to clear your head
- Delegate and keep work in perspective.
Meeting deadline targets and goals, learning new things, mentoring and coaching others can be what motivates you to do a job, so use it wisely too.
This could help you love your job, because loving your job is important as it will make you productive, and you also deserve to be happy.
Using decision making to make your job fun
Some people often think that work can’t be fun, and it’s part of the reasons some can’t deal with a job they hate or even getting a job as a whole.
Forget all you are thinking, work can be fun if you choose to make it so.
The following can help you make a work or a boring work more fun :
- If you love challenge, go on with it
- Connect well with colleagues
- Ask for help when you have to
- Be nice and kind to clients and colleagues
- Avoid multitasking
- Go for passion projects
- Balance work with your happy life
These acts will help make your job more fun than it used to be.
Remember while you are at the job, it is important you avoid these :
- Slacking on your job
- Ghosting on your job
- Quitting before another one
- Not taking plunge
- Bad Emails and reviews
- Being a bad team player
- Not balancing work appropriately
Before you go into any job though, there are certain things you have to consider.
let’s assume you have options though.
Those things you need to look for in a job are as follows :
- Your passion for it
- Job title
- Work-life balance
- Opportunities from it
- Workplace atmosphere
Reasons to do things you don’t like and boost decision making
So, how about you are already in the job and doing all you could to retain the job, and there are no other options out there?
Let’s look at good reasons to keep on doing it to boost your decision making, so you won’t be at the losing end.
1. A means to an end
I like how this one sounds. You know, more like a survival. You just have to grab it to make sure you don’t remain stocked.
Ever heard of the hard way and the only way?
Sometimes, you need to go through the toughest ways in life to make ends meet.
Actually, it could be one of your toughest challenge in life, but you still need that mental strength to keep pushing.
There are cases when some situations calls for drastic measures.
That means, if you want to see pleasant results later, then you have to put in efforts and neglect the pain for the time being.
Remember you are have goals. You are working towards the goals, and they are more important to you than a job you hate.
In that case, look at the positive outcome of the results later on after you have conquered the hatred you have for it.
Unless you know you have other ways to make ends meet, you just have to embrace it, while you wait for another.
It is going to be important, because if it’s currently the only option for you at that time, then that means it’s important to your goals.
2. Deciding where you are going
You don’t let yourself to be carried away by things that are not compared to where you are heading in life.
By doing things you don’t like and not quitting over those who quit without another option, it definitely says something;
It says you know where you are going, and that you don’t go with the crowd. That’s direction you got going on in your life.
Where majority will refuse to go because its uneasy for them, you built a strong decision making not to forfeit it over anything.
Direction in life is very important. It’s not exceptional to contributing to success.
The truth is that, there are a whole lot of people who could have had similar result, but the direction was lacking.
The moment you begin to lose focus and direction, the moment failure begins to set in.
Now, your route could be tougher than another person’s route, all are still routes after all.
But it doesn’t change the fact that you could achieve better at the end of the day.
Just embrace it and rather use it to build yourself, then in return, you will be making yourself stronger.
3. Enhances your discipline
So do you want to master how to control your behavior and self-control? This is a good training for it.
There is one very good way anyone can be a good saver, and that is through having strong discipline.
The more you do that thing you hate to do, the more you strengthen your discipline.
For example, nobody likes to starve when he or she has money to buy food.
The same thing applies to doing something you hate when you have the option to quit.
However, this trains you on how not to miss-use what you have at hand.
If you can control yourself well enough to abide with such situation, it trains your mind to control your behavior.
Not just in terms of saving, but also in everything you do.
The way you live will dramatically improve in no time than you imagined.
People who are known for being disciplined mostly find themselves doing things they never wished to do.
Take your job or whatever you do as a medium to affectively enhance your discipline. It will pay off someday.
4. Makes you more versatile
The ability for you to do many things competently always comes with being able to have good knowledge about those things.
Since there is no way you won’t get to learn one or two things from anything you do, then it’s a great benefit to you doing that thing you don’t like.
On the other hand, finding something you like is not always easy.
Now, if it takes you 10 years to do 5 things you don’t like rather than rejecting them or quitting before you even learn something, you are at an advantage.
Because you are sure you have gathered different knowledge and skills from those 5 different things you did.
However, the problem is that some people feel they don’t like what they do and quit before they even get to learn something from it.
In essence, the more you stay doing that thing, the more you become experienced at it.
But if you don’t have patience, then it is as good as impossible to learn things from it.
Give it time, while you use that time been created to learn as much as you can, before you later wonder how come you already quit it.
5. Exposes you to other opportunities
Of course, everyone wants to get a chance for advancement and progress, but your game matters.
This is often the reason some people seem like they are more lucky than others.
Actually, these people create opportunities for themselves directly or indirectly.
People are always watching you, and most times, you don’t even know about this.
This is because they often watch to test how true you are with the kind of examples you display.
When you can diligently work and maintain good attitude with discipline doing a work you don’t love, an impression will be laid.
People will assume you will be extraordinary doing the one you will love.
This is the reason they can suggest you to another person or even let you take part in something they are into.
That means opportunities are not just limited to doing that thing you hate.
The job you hate can also exceed to creating better opportunities for you when you do your work well.
It is very likely that anyone will go on with the decision making that they will remain at the job they hate.
But doing it diligently consistently is another part of it.
Whether it seems difficult to you or not, remember that it is worth the reward you will later earn from it.
The decision making of doing something you hate doesn’t have to sound impossible or unimportant to you.
It is worth considering when you are waiting for another one or left with no other options at the moment.
Your decision making will also be important on key actions you can take to enjoy something you hate.
Your career path is another as aspect you can leverage by using good decision making.
Not forgetting, you can also make any job fun, but when you have tried all to keep the job and you still disagree with it, think about reasons to keep it.
Don’t bother if you still find it difficult to keep up with it, the reasons to do it will inspire you to continue it.
Before your final decision, remember that there are always valid reasons to keep doing something you don’t like.Let's connect