Would you like this to be the year you love your job and thrive in your career? Stop everything for a moment, and just think about your job or career as it is today, right now. How do you feel about your work life?It’s possible, that like many others reading this, you are between jobs right now, and feeling on edge about the need to find a new job as soon as possible. Perhaps you are in a job that demands too much and pays too little, and you are worried about how you are going to maintain balance in the months ahead. Or maybe you find you are not getting to work on projects that support your career development, and that is concerning you.On the other hand, you could think about your job and be filled with energy and excitement about the work you do. You could feel passionate about the career you are in, and fulfilled by the projects in front of you. How do you feel?A quick way to get on the path, and stay on the path, to loving your job is to examine what you are putting up with at work or in your job search. What are you tolerating?John had grown weary of looking for work, and began to look for jobs he didn’t really want. Instead of opening up more options, John’s search became un-targeted and unfocused. His confidence drained because he was looking for jobs he didn’t want, and wasn’t getting called in for interviews by anyone. John stopped putting up with looking for work he didn’t want. John got focused, and targeted his search strategy for the jobs he really wanted. As he did this, his confidence and energy were restored. Then the interviews came.Lauren was putting up with a reduction in job responsibilities. She was bored at work, and feeling like her career was stalled. She began to identify what she really wanted from her job, her career, and then scheduled a meeting with her boss to talk about her career goals. She also updated her resume and started to look for jobs that might interest her. She wasn’t in a rush to get a new job, but taking control of her career empowered and energized her.What are you putting up with? And what steps can you take right now to get a job you love and create a thriving career? Let’s make 2013 a lucky year for you. And let’s start today.