How to Keep Enthusiasm on our Job

@ARIES1973 (9533)
Legaspi, Philippines
September 24, 2012 7:28pm CST
Some of us will come to a point of losing interest on our jobs because of several things. What are the reasons for such? Our work environment (people we work with, the place, etc.), the work itself (not in line with our field) and the most common reason, we are not contented with what we receive from our job, our salary. Several discussions were related to this one. Perhaps we should consider some things so that we will not come to this point of losing interest and later on lose our job because we are not performing well. First, we should not apply for a job if we think that doing that kind of job will not make us happy and the only consideration that we have is the salary. We should make extra effort in order to develop our skills regarding our jobs. We should not be contented on our present status. Why? Because people nowadays keep on studying and there will be time that new employees will be hired by the company thus, if this thing happens we will feel that we are somehow surpassed by the employees when it comes to promotion. They will have edge over promotion because they have studied more. On the day to day work itself, we should leave it on a stage wherein we will be encouraged to come back to it on the following day with enthusiasm. This way we will be excited to come to work every day. Can you also share some thoughts in order to keep our enthusiasm on our work? Have a nice day friends!
10 responses
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
You have said it right. We should do something that we are happy doing or we like best. However, there are many people who are into a job that they don't like, or actually hate. The reason most people doesn't have enthusiasm is their own choice. There are a lot of factors. One, as you've mentioned is the salary that they are receiving. Another may be their ownself. Most of the time, it's the salary. I just hope that it is a mind-opening for workers who put their trust and their future to the work they are in. A job will make a living but it doesn't make a fortune. Owning your own business will make a fortune.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
Hi friend! I really observed these kind of employees around so I can tell. Especially in our department, some would just come when they feel like coming. One of the reasons is that they already lose interest. If not interested anymore, why not resign? They can be more productive somewhere else. But of course I could not tell them to so that. Have a nice day!
@lizrelox (144)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
For me I work not because of the good pay I am getting but also I learned that I have a good purpose for this job by helping others who can't pay their mortgages anymore and wants to do a short sale. I found my job as rewarding everytime we are able to close a short sale deal as this will allow the seller to move on by being released from the debt.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
That's a good purpose liz! Keep it up! thank you for sharing your opinion.
• China
25 Sep 12
i think whether or not we need ,we should insist on learning in our work which help us keep enthusiasm from our job,we will learn lots ou news everyday,i think we can earn more money one day for we work hard now,only we persist,we think our future will be better!good luck!
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
That is really true quan! Learning more about our job will be of big help with our future undertakings. Thank you for sharing!
@marguicha (88069)
• Chile
25 Sep 12
Some people work because they like what they are doing and other people work because they need the money. But in both there is routine (the most boring part). Wjhen I worked teaching, I tried to center my interest in something possitive and did not expect immediate feeback from my students. When there are wages as the mail goal, it can help if you take a tiny bit out of the money for a little something for you.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
Hi marguicha! It is good if we were able to find the work that we like rather than working for money alone. Thank you for sharing!
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Sep 12
Hi, It's called job burnout. The phenomenon arise when there's mismatch to one's skills with the job at hand. I also try to find more challenges in work when routine kicks in. Being having worked in computers for years now, the novelty has started to wear off, diagnostics, reformat, data encoding, the works. So when a call came for volunteers to train as SCUBA divers on the Coastal Resource Management Project on another department in my the office where I worked, I grabbed the chance. I left my workstation behind for a few days, donned fins and sCUBA gear and went down to the watery wonders of this planet. Needless to say, I was happy as a clam in my new found work.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
Hi rog! I'm glad you finally found the job that would make you happy. That is what our work should be. Enjoying what we are doing. Thanks for sharing!
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
25 Sep 12
For me, I really want to do something that I enjoy and I can show my ability to achieve something great. But I still haven't found it yet. Now, I only work for the wage that helps me to pay the bills. I wish that I can learn more, or study more so I can find something in the near future that I can present myself that I can do great things like Bill Gate, Warren Buffet, or Mark Zuckerberg.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
You mean online? Wow that is great! You know, this is the kind of job that I really enjoy because I know there are lots of things ahead of me that I need to discover. So exciting! With a little discovery from time to time, I can only say wow! So if you were able to earn enough to pay your monthly bills, I consider that is a great achievement already!
• United States
25 Sep 12
it gets hard for me to keep my enthusiasm for my job since i work 7 days a week. every time i train a new person, they end up quitting before i finish training. i try to keep my client focused on her recovery and try to come up with new ideas to do her therapy.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
But you are still with that kind of job? I salute you for that, by not thinking about your personal gain but on the recovery of your clients. Thanks for sharing!
@kemak28 (738)
• United States
25 Sep 12
For me in my last job I lost interest and enthusiasm not because of the job itself, salary, etc. It was the managemwnt's overbearing management style that sucked the happiness out of my job. I dreaded going everyday not because of the job itself but because of the people I worked for.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
Hi kemak! Yes, sometimes people lost their interest on the job because of the management itself. So how's your new work?
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
I think one factor that makes us lose enthusiasm in our jobs is the lack of variety in our tasks. We do the same thing everyday that it becomes a routine and there is nothing to look forward to anymore.
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@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
Hi fer! Perhaps we could leave our work in a stage which we will be eager to get back onto it on the next morning. Thank you for sharing your opinion. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
For me who is suffering from the same problem, I finally came to terms with the reasons why I am loosing zest in work. I have extensive knowledge in all aspects of work so I decided to delve further on to the aspect which is lacking so far as my length of stay which I think is a far fetched idea at this early but I resolved to develop a system or even a simple database management that will ease the tediousness of the daily work load. It will be more challenging to have self, career and professional growth while in a work environment which seemingly doesn't provide for one.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
26 Sep 12
Hi smiling ja! Welcome to myLot! What a wonderful response! Thank you for sharing!