I’ve learned a thing or two within my thirty-eight years of life and let me tell you, quitting isn’t always a bad thing. Now, I’m not saying go out and quit your job right away, but if you’re miserable on a day to day basis, I’m saying “quit while you’re ahead.” Quit the negative talk, quit the negative thoughts and quit the job if you’re not happy. Over time, working a job you hate can wear you down on so many levels. You begin to feel your soul slowly dying as you walk in the doors of a job you dread the night before. But what if you could look at your job through a pair of new eyes? You’ve got two choices, you can find a better job, or you can stop concentrating on the all the parts of the job that make you miserable and find the things that make you happy. I think we all want to take pride in our work and be great employees. Even if it’s only temporary until you get where you’re going in your career. These are a few things that have helped me along the way.
Don’t listen or participate in the gossip around the workplace. It’s all “hearsay” and I always say, if you’re around a group of people talking about other people, they’re probably talking about you too. This goes for gossip about management or wondering what might be going on behind closed doors. Really, who cares? Who do you want to represent? What kind of reputation do you plan to have? Staying away from the gossip can increase your morale and morale within the workplace. Be a positive example.
Most of the time, the things we concentrate on that make us miserable could always be worse depending on perspective. I’m not saying your problems are less important, but there is probably somebody out there wishing they could be where you are right now. Sometimes reminding myself of this can put life back into perspective. I think we often turn something so small into something so big based on the energy we put into it. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” -WILLIAM JAMES
Ultimately you can make your work day easier with attitude, however, life is too short to stay in an environment not suited to your skills or your passions. A happy employee makes for a job well done. I think it’s very important to go after the career that makes you feel excited in the pit of your stomach. The job that makes you want to do better and makes you excited to get up in the morning. That’s what life is about right? You can do anything you set your mind to.
– Written By Dominique Castellon
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