Wear it. Well, the shoe didn’t fit for me. Last week after visiting my foot doctor, I found out that I had been wearing the wrong shoe size for the last 10 years. My foot is a size 13 but my shoes are a size 12. My shoes never hurt my toes, but they were always extra tight around the sides even with wide width shoes. I thought the tightness and the foot problems I experienced were simply because I have naturally wide feet. I learned from the doctor that the problem stemmed from the fact that I needed to change the shoes I wear. I always thought the problem was my feet, not the shoes.
It’s interesting how this relates to our careers. As a career coach, I’ve come across many professionals who simply find their job boring and unsatisfying. A common question I get is how they can raise their performance level and get promoted despite how they feel about their job. Usually the problem isn’t them as professionals. The problem lies in the job.
Their job is simply not a good fit for them.
I have found that when we have a job or career that does not allow us to leverage our favorite and most enjoyable strengths it can become boring and an ongoing challenge to stayed engaged. This is the point when the job becomes only a means to merely pay the bills.
If you are finding that you don’t have a love for your job or your career, it might not be a fit you. You might have to simply change jobs or changes careers just like I need to change shoes.