Let me guess: You’re one of those people who’s NEVER happy with any job you’ve ever had (and you’ve probably had a lot of them). You’re always on the search for something better, but every time you start a new job you might be happy for a few months, and then you slowly realize you still aren’t very happy. And you begin to always be asking yourself the question, “Why am I never happy with any job I get?!”
I just want to say: I get it. I’ve been on that job treadmill before too. I’ve had really high hopes that “maybe THIS job will be the one…” only to have my hopes smashed to bits when I realize, “Nope, this isn’t quite it…” and feeling a bit hopeless and lost.
And it was only after learning more about why we humans struggle so much to be happy PERIOD that I realized there was nothing actually wrong with me. And even more importantly: there (usually) wasn’t anything actually wrong with the jobs either.
The call was coming from inside the house, and I was actually more responsible for being unhappy with my jobs than the actual jobs themselves.
And through reflection and learning more about the psychology of happiness and contentment -- and all of my years studying and practicing career development -- I’ve found that there’s usually six surprising reasons why you’re never happy with your job.