How many of you hate your job? This is for you.
I’d like to go through an exercise with you now. Think back to when you first interviewed for your current position. Did you hope it wouldn’t go well? Did you pray that you didn’t get the job?
How about when the call came in that you’d gotten the position? Did you curse your luck, kick the dog and go on a two day bender?
What about that first day? Did you come home to tell your family what a horrid, stupid boss you have and what an unfair, inept company you work for?
So what’s happened since? Familiarity, the saying goes, breeds contempt.
I think that what happened is that you forgot about applying, interviewing and starting. I think that rather than feeling gratitude for having the job and remembering that joy, you are focused only on what you don’t like. “But Frank”, you say, “My company really is inept and my boss is horrible!” Then quit.
Here is the deal. Think with gratitude about having the job, remember why you took it and what you expected. Act like a person who likes their job and try to change things OR GET OUT. Complaining doesn’t change things. Moping doesn’t change things. Carping with other employees by the water cooler doesn’t change things. Nothing changes until something changes and I suggest that the first change is you. A good job, a good life and good anything comes from the inside out.
2014 Motto: Mindful in every moment and grateful for every day