Life is full of questions. Thanks to the digitization of pretty much everything, you can usually find the answers online. But there are some questions that can go unanswered for years or even decades. The reason? Maybe you were too afraid, too busy, or too naive to ask? Here are just 3 of those questions that usually go unanswered:
Am I In The Right Job?
The answer can be found by asking yourself a different question. Are you happy at work? If the answer is no, then chances are you’re not in the right job. If it’s making you miserable, then change something about it or get out and find a better one! Of course, before you jump ship, you do actually need to address your concerns about this role. Speak to a careers counselor and find out what about this role is really making it so unbearable.
The reasons for unhappiness in a job are usually one of these:
- Not paid what you believe you’re worth
- Boredom or lack of confidence to complete your tasks
- Not the career you thought you ought to be doing
- Missing the work-life balance you need
- Bad boss
- Colleague friction
Each of these things can be addressed internally, or you might prefer to start hunting for something else.
Can I Become A Millionaire?
This question often comes to mind when we hear of others’ success stories. You might wonder if you can play the stock market or make trades that make money. But until you ask someone to show you how to do this without taking dangerous risks, you’re not going to know the answer to your question.
If you’re going to ask someone to show you how to trade, then check the company out on review sites or on BBB.org first. This will give you a good idea about the reputation and effectiveness of the business you’re looking at to help you. Then, when you’re satisfied, go ahead and ask your question!
Will I Ever Be Successful?
If you’re asking this question, then chances are you don’t feel like you’re successful right now. The good news is that you have aspirations, drive and determination. No doubt you’ve been working hard to build something up. But it is your perception of whatever that thing is that you’re building that is the problem. To many people, you are successful. Why do you feel that you’re not there yet?
Start by defining what success means to you. How do you measure it? What will happen or what will you see when you have achieved it? Perhaps you’re starting up a business, but you don’t feel that you’re making enough sales yet. Does your ‘success’ have to turn up within a set time limit? Perhaps that is where you’re going wrong.
So who will you ask if you’ve made it all the way to success? Perhaps this, too, will give you different answers at different times. At the end of the day, you can’t predict the future. Instead of asking if you can become successful, why not answer the question right now? Chances are you’re more successful today than you ever thought you might be.