I heard in an induction program, “Whenever you feel like not going to the office, you should better switch the job”. This holds true as those who are not willing to the office won’t certainly put the best of their efforts which then would certainly not impress the boss consequently effecting their performance based incentives. Here’s why it is important to change the job and get a profession of your liking: -
Winston Churchill said, “Do what you are interested in and take interest in whatever you do”. The second objective is not that easy to attain but the first onecan be attained by choice. Johnny joined mechanical engineering under the pressure of his parents but he was never interested in technical education. He didn’t quit the course but made plans to join something that he was really interested in.
Soon he discovered that he was good at communication skills and convincing others. He prepared for MBA entrance tests to become a management professional. With the best of his abilities he was soon a sales manager in a reputed company. Understand the abilities to take better decisions rather than swinging with the wind.
The other case is when a professional was selected in a manufacturing unit as a safety officer. His liking was never to get the work done bythe others but to work himself to perform better. He could never succeed until he discovered for himself a job in a safety training firm. Here he could exhaust himself and his performance was not dependent upon others.
There are two goals often talked about by most professionals and personality development institutes i.e. the short term goal and the long term goal. For example when Jimmy joined a general insurance company as a risk surveyor he made himself clear that he would require the experience of a manufacturing unit to succeed in that industry.
He switched the job, gained experience there for 2 years and returned back as a manager in risk management. This was long term goal. Long term goal was to succeed in that industry and make better name than the others. Short term goal would have been to change the job and get a better package. Success is always where the interest is. Running out of interest ends up in nothing. Sometimes the industry is good but the environment is not. At that time alternate options such as transfer/relocation may be tried upon.