My current job is a stressful one, which has little thanks for little pay. I adore the people I work with, but find myself just not really feeling any passion towards it. I am a person who wants to give 100% at whatever I am doing, but I am struggling. I am having to dig deep to find renewed meaning in it.
I have set a time frame for myself, a realistic one, for my writing career to take over full time, but in the meantime I have to make my current job work and for me to do that, I have to have a purpose and meaning for it. I do go in and fight the good fight, to be the unsung hero for the children of Oklahoma and quite frankly, when I am feeling down about it, I think about all the good I do for the children of Oklahoma and for the household they live in.
Yes, it is a thankless job, but it is one that is meaningful and it you are in it for the thanks, then you will be waiting for quite sometime. You are more likely to get a "go to hell" before you get a thank you. That is just fine. I do what I do because I know the good I am doing. But it isn't my dream job and it isn't where my interest lie.
So what do you do when you are struggling with burnout? How do you find it in yourself to dig deep and find your own motivation?
Please comment back because I would really love to hear from you.
Have a peaceful night!
Johnny Bryan Ward