Things about job satisfaction we can learn from superheroes

5 Lessons About Job Satisfaction You Can Learn From Superheroes

Growing up, we have all been exposed to a variety of superheroes from wonder woman to superman. In our childhood years, we had mementos of these heroes to either keep us safe at night or to keep us motivated that we, too, can be superheroes. Superheroes’ main agenda is to save the world by taking on the most difficult missions and winning every time. Moreover, they are not interested in public acclamation as long as they do their job. There are many lessons that can be drawn from your childhood heroes.

Here are 5 Lessons we can learn about job satisfaction from our superheroes:

1. Satisfaction roots from a love for what you do

One of the most loved superhero is Spiderman. He was able to carry the weight of his Spiderman role along with school and a full-time job. However, this did not seem to bother Spiderman because he loved his job and felt that he had a duty to his city.

In today’s society, most millenials do not love their jobs. If that is the case, then it is practically impossible to be satisfied with something that you do not love.

How do you find a job that you love?

  • Be clear on what you want. This is the only way to avoid disappointments.
  • Before you start working, fully vet a company to understand what it stands for.
  • Keep realistic expectations because you may not get everything you want in one shot.
  • Be a go-getter. Be ambitious and get out of your comfort zone to pursue your goals and dreams.

If you truly love what you do, then job satisfaction is the result, not something you have to work on.

2. Work Ethic

Work ethic is something that cannot be taught. Every superhero understands that with great power comes great responsibility. This unbreakable work ethic is inspired, encouraged and motivated. Your work ethic determines just how much job satisfaction you will enjoy. There’s something surprisingly satisfying in doing the right thing, even when no-one is watching.

3. Positive attitude

Superheroes have an amazingly optimistic attitude even when things are not going their way. Sometimes, villains get away with negative actions but the superheroes regroup and come up with a new strategy. Unfortunately, many millenials give up at the sight of workplace challenges. Disappointments are inevitable but the attitude towards those failures makes all the difference. Learn to be resilient and keep up that positive attitude.

4. Know thyself

Beneath the suit and serum that Captain America wore, he knew who he was deep inside and never forgot it. The mission changed but the objective always remained the same. This principle still stands. Our roles in the workplace may change but as long as we know who we are and what we want from each role, then happiness at work is part of your journey.

5. Team Work

It is peculiar that every superhero is part of a team. Wolverine belongs to X-Men while Superman is part of the Justice League. Despite their extraordinary abilities to help others, they are part of something greater. This comes from the understanding that more is accomplished in a team rather than in a solo show. The more of a team player you are, the more satisfied you will be with your job.

Superheroes are not just action figures who offer entertainment. There are many valuable lessons that we can learn from them. What have you learned from your favourite hero – super powers aside? Let us know in the comments below!

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