Does Being in a “Comfortable Job” Actually Make You Happy?

- in Your Career

There are times in our life that we can say that we might not be the happiest but at least we are ‘contented.’ This is especially true when it comes to a 9 to 5 job that you are very “comfortable” with. I mean, you are earning a decent wage, led by a good boss and surrounded with pleasant co-workers. How many times have your convinced yourself by saying, “I may not be living my dream job but it’s going to do for now.”

But if you are really going to dig in, can you say that you are truly happy? Being contented can lead to complacency which can be the danger zone. Here are the signs why you should leave your job even if you are happy:

You are not learning anything new

Learning brand-new skills and improving the present skills you have is extremely essential to the longevity of your career. If you’re trapped in a situation where you might not be learning something new, then there’s a good chance that your own career isn’t likely to make progress at a pace that you want. In the event you stop learning, then you also stop growing which is an indicator that it is the time for you to move out.

You see that there is no room for advancement

You might be comfortable with your job but you would be lying if say that you don’t want to advance. One of the leading reasons why we elect to stick with a certain company is that we think there’s room for advancement. All of us try to be the very best we can, hoping that our efforts are recognized. If you’re not pleased with the way you are being promoted or notice that you achieved the peak point in that current area of work, then it’s the right time to search for a new job.

You are not being challenged

While you are contented with the work given to you, you always like to be challenged. You always enjoy the challenging tasks that injects you adrenaline and get you pumped up. However as of late, all that you have been getting are menial tasks that you can complete with your eyes closed. This is a clear sign that your career may have stalled. With that said, you might think about shopping for a new job.

So do you have it in you to leave the job that makes you comfortable?