You may think that it's easier to leave your job and find a new one than to stay and make the changes necessary to love your current job...
It's very easy in today's workplace to get into patterns of behavior. You complete the same tasks the same way, work with the same people and generally have a familiar routine. It is comforting and known. Step back and look at how you may be held back and restricted by this routine. Consider what artificial blinders you may have in place that limit your viewpoint and creativity. Expand your field of vision and see the possibilities in your future. Look at your job with the eyes of an outsider and consider how they would find positives in your current work. Remember it is possible to live a life without limits.
You may think that it's easier to leave your job and find a new one than to stay and make the changes necessary to love your current job. You've worked at this job and this workplace for many days and it's become familiar to you. You look at it with the same perspective everyday and see only the negative. It seems simpler to leave and find a new job than to stay, make the commitment, look long and hard at yourself and your actions and make the needed changes to create a better, stronger relationship with your job. You benefit most by this. You become more relaxed, more open to new ideas, more creative. You complete your work quicker and at a higher level of quality. You feel better about yourself and your abilities, your superiors notice your increased level of performance and reward you accordingly. You enjoy your work and perform better at it. Your overall quality of life improves.
This week, I challenge you to change just one thing at your current job. What skills and abilities do you have that you can bring into your work? What barriers are there to your enjoyment of your job and what creative solutions can you brainstorm to overcome them? What co-workers can you use as role models or mentors? What can you do to take better care of yourself at work?
Get creative and spend some time brainstorming ideas! List all the thoughts that occur to you, no matter how impractical and far fetched they may sound.
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