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Is Your Life Like Groundhog Day?

Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Einstein's quote could have been about Groundhog Day.

This guy was smart.

He could have been talking about Groundhog Day.

Bill Murray in Groundhog Day

Bill Murray in Groundhog Day

You may recall Bill Murray’s character in the movie waking up day after day finding he’s back in Groundhog Day yet again.  Although this was a fictional tale, it could very well describe the average American life.

Not that you work as a reporter or drive to work with a Groundhog, but despising doing the same thing every day is not unusual.

Most of us live in a perpetual comfort zone, afraid to do things that aren’t familiar.  Yet working at the same miserable job, over and over again, expecting life to get better may in fact be the definition of insanity.  From O Magazine, here are 6 signs you may be in the wrong job:

  1. It’s not just that they don’t pay you enough, it’s that they couldn’t ever pay you enough to make you feel good. If you could go as high as 50 to 100 percent more salary and still not be satisfied, money isn’t the problem.
  2. You believe that nothing you do makes the least bit of difference. If you think everything you do is meaningless, you need to prepare for a career change.
  3. You’re not learning anything. If your employer isn’t investing in you, you run the risk of becoming obselete.
  4. No one ever talks to you about the future in a positive way. We need pats on the back.  We require praise.  You also need to know that you are an important part of the company’s future.
  5. You hate your boss so much that it’s hard to think about anything else.  You’ll have days where you aren’t thrilled with your boss, no matter what career you’re in.  But if every day is boss-hating day, that’s a real issue.
  6. You feel that who you are at work doesn’t have much to do with who you are in the rest of your life.  It may be a difference in ethics or even dress code.  But you shouldn’t consistently uncomfortable in your workplace.

If you find that going to your job is like living Groundhog Day, it’s never too late to change it.  There’s a career out there for everyone.

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