Personal and Work

While teaching in Europe some years ago, I was asked a very interesting question: “How do you act or re-act when you feel threatened or unhappy at work?”
There is not one simple reply to this.

When you do have work, you have an income. First of all be thankful for that. Times are really tough and making emotional changes to spite your old job is not to your benefit.
Things change fast in our career paths. Businesses change hands, situations arise that are beyond our control.

Instead of feeling bitter about it and showing it with lack of enthusiasm, or even by feeling sorry for yourself, adapt.
Life throws us curveballs all the time. At the same time, life is too short and too valuable.
Take a breath, take a step back and focus on your needs. There is NOTHING personal in any work environment. You don’t have to “like” everyone at work, you don’t have to be friends with everyone.
Do your job, do it right, don’t complain, because you drag a dark cloud in your psyche and guess what? All you attract is negative energy, and of course failure. Be polite, partake in functions, even open your home for co-workers and colleagues.
Knowing how to behave like someone who has self respect and control, is everything you need. Kindness toward your team goes a long way.

Taking anything personal, only makes you feel miserable, when in fact NOTHING happens or takes place because of you. People do their work, go about their lives and if you don’t jump on the train, it’s only your loss.
Don’t mop, don’t complain. Let some positivity come to your life, allow yourself some space to grow, throw your ego out of the window, and learn to observe.
You must know by now that when you see everything through a depressed and negative filter, only depression and negativity is what you will receive back.

NEVER FORGET: The universe works for you. Whatever you think comes to you tenfold. And if you focus in what you don’t like, or in what makes you unhappy, this is what the universe will bring you. It is not by chance that you often hear: WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND.



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