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4. Dare to ask yourself if it’s worth it. If you can’t find the part of your job that you like, or if you can see yourself turning into the person you said you would never be, consider the reasons. It may not be a new job that you need, just a new direction. Do you like the person you are doing this job? If not, are there changes you can make to the way you do your job or is the job itself the problem? Do you need to be doing a different position within the same company? Are additional responsibilities taking you away from the work you were hired to do? Maybe all that’s needed is some refocusing. Learn to say "no". As much as you can choose the things you spend your time on, don’t attend events or meetings only because everyone expects it.
Asking yourself why you do your job doesn’t mean you’re dissatisfied, just self-aware. This awareness can lead to greater job satisfaction, increased sense of well being and a little more control over what you do, rather than just "going along for the ride". For some, it may be time for a change — if so, don’t be afraid of it. Change isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just different. For the rest of us, take a look around, you may find you’ve got a great view.
Take a look at your life. How would you describe it? Contented? Rushed? Exciting? Stressful? Moving forward? Holding back? For many of us it’s all of the above at times. There are things we dream of doing one day, there are things we wish we could forget. In the Bible, it says that Jesus came to make all things new. What would your life look like if you could start over with a clean slate?
（来源：大耳朵英语 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）