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3 Easy Steps To Finding Fulfillment In Your Career

Mar 26, 2008
Most people in the 21st century are not happy with their jobs. Either they have complaints regarding their position in the company, or the company itself. They have concerns regarding their strengths or about their effectiveness at work. And most of all, people are concerned that they are not having fun at work, which is important for satisfaction and fulfillment in the chosen career.

To find fulfillment in your career, you have to find your strengths. You have to know what jobs you are capable of doing and what role you can fulfill to the best of your abilities. Once you identify your strengths and utilize those, you will have a fulfilling career.

Step 1: Identify Values

To find fulfillment, we need to understand our strengths. To understand our strengths, we need to identify our values. Values are important to everyone. They are your beliefs and understanding of what is right and what is wrong. Values help in decision-making. Once you have your core values in place, will you be able to be a leader and a good team player.

Your values will guide you towards your strengths and this will help you find fulfillment towards your career. Remember that not only do your values matter, but also the values of those around you. Your colleagues and you should try to work towards the acceptance of a certain set of values to ensure smooth working at your workplace, as conflicts do not help in career fulfillment.

Step 2: Understand Your Personality

You need to understand your personality and the kind of person you are. This is not only important from a career point of view, but also for your personal life. Your personality spells how you work as a person with other people or in situations, how you deal with stress, with challenges and problems. It also tells you how you react to power, authority, risk and supervision.

Socializing, teamwork, performance and listening skills are also a part of your overall personality, along with loyalty, diplomacy and accuracy. Once you understand your personality, you can place yourself in the right kind of environment to get the best results out of your career.

Step 3: Recognize Your Talents

You need to understand the things that you are good at; the things that come to you easily. Once you have identified your talent, you have to work at it. You have to build and grow. Remember that skills are not talents, neither is expertise in a particular area. Talent is something that you have and you build it and make it work for you.

Finding fulfillment in your chosen career path is not impossible, but it is not an easy process either. Follow these steps and be successful and satisfied in your life and career.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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