Job titles are there to describe our roles in the workplace. However, they should not define who you are or limit you in any way. You have ambitions and dreams, and you can still shine and be successful at your job no matter what work you do.
Anthony Robbins said: “There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”
Here are a few things you can do to ensure that you shine, no matter what work you do:
1. Find opportunities to learn new skills
Whether you have been working at the same job for a long period of time, or whether you are new in your job, it is important for you to keep improving yourself by looking for opportunities to learn new skills. You can, for example, upskill by enrolling for a relevant short course, or you can seek out mentorship opportunities within your workplace. Not only will you grow your skill set, but you will also have the benefits of personal growth and fulfilment in your work.
2. Volunteer to mentor new or younger employees
If you are a seasoned employee with experience and developed skills, it is a good idea to consider volunteering to mentor less experienced or new employees. Investing your time to help them develop their skills offers a number of benefits. The feedback you receive from the mentees can give you fresh perspective, and can also help you to improve your interpersonal skills. The feelings of self-worth due to contributing to the development of others can also increase your personal satisfaction.
3. Find ways to align your passions with your work
Everyone wants to feel happy and fulfilled in all the aspects of their lives. If there is no fulfilment, and there is a loss of purpose, it can have a negative effect on your life and your relationships. Find ways to align your passions and interests with the work you do. Look for the overlapping aspects of your passions and your work, and seek out opportunities to use aspects of what you are passionate about in your job. You may discover skills that are useful for your job, and you may make new connections with people who share your interests and passions at work. This can also offer opportunities for collaborative work that could see you exploring new avenues of your work.
While your job title may define your job, it certainly does not have to define you. No matter what work you do, you can choose to invest your time in a way that will give you fulfilment and joy. Look for opportunities to learn and to teach others, and find ways to align your passions with your work. You have the ability to shine in your job, no matter what work you do.