Hate Your Job? Here’s Why You Should Continue Doing your Best

Hate Your Job Heres Why You Should Continue Doing your BestEvery Sunday night, you loathe the thought of coming back to work the next day. You dread Mondays and you feel like dragging the days so that it’s Friday once again. Your legs feel like they’re losing energy as you walk towards your office from the sidewalk. Chances are you hate your job.

We all have hated our jobs at some point in our lives. And that is perfectly normal. After all, there’s no such thing as a perfect career. But even if you hate your job so much that you find yourself at the brink of quitting, you should continue to be at your best. Here are the reasons why.

It can help boost your confidence
Performing at your best for a job that you hate may not seem like the most logical thing to do not to mention that it isn’t the easiest. However, it’s what you need to do. Displaying average performance and settling for mediocrity will only do more harm than good. It will only add fuel to the fire because you’ll end up hating your job even more.

What will work is putting your best efforts like you always have even if you don’t like your job anymore. Why? Because it will help make you feel good. It will boost your confidence and lift your spirits up. You may not necessarily enjoy what you’re doing now but being productive and knowing you’re good at something will surely help increase your self-esteem.

It will help you learn more about yourself
The urge to leave a job you hate can be powerful but resisting this urge tells a lot more about yourself than your job. Deciding not to run away from something you started hating means maturity and a sense of responsibility. It means you’re mature enough to weigh things rationally before immediately making a decision of switching to a new career. Not only is this decision going to help you discover more of your traits and qualities, it might give you more opportunities to uncover more of your skills at work.

It helps you engage
Struggling against your job is a matter of choice. It’s something you can control. You decide how you want to be spending your time in a job you don’t entirely love anymore. And in this case, the best choice is to be at your best. Holding back and limiting yourself to what you can actually do because you hate your job will create a greater impact on you than on your team or your company. But if you stay and decide to bring out your best like you always have, you get to engage more. And the more you engage, the better the outcome will be. The more you’ll yourself do greater things.

So don’t stop giving it your all. Don’t isolate yourself. Don’t be indifferent. You’ll thank yourself later that you did.

Staying in a job you hate is already challenging, let alone putting in the same best efforts for your tasks and projects. But at the end of the day, making the most out of it will actually benefit you in more ways than you imagined. Think about it.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.