There are many reasons you might not be happy at work. Obnoxious bosses are often the most common reason for unhappy employees. But boredom, burnout and overwork can also be reasons.
Let’s assume it is none of the above. In fact, you don’t know what’s keeping you happy at work. It is obvious that this is not the right job for you and that you want to change.
Many times, the problem isn’t the job but the person.
Blaming others is easy but not the best. Sometimes it is helpful to take a moment and look at yourself.
The best part about finding out that the problem is not your fault is that it isn’t your fault. It is possible to fix it.
1. You take it personally
Your boss tells you that your strategy to launch a product for your company is not working. He has given you a series notes to help you reflect on the situation. Although you have tried your best, it is hard to believe that they will just stop you from implementing your strategy.
What’s the matter? They asked for your assistance in the first instance. Are they assuming you are stupid? They may also dislike the changes you suggest.
This sounds familiar? Then you need to slow down and think about it. Breath deeply. Negative feedback is part and parcel of the job. Your boss is not telling you you are mediocre. They really mean, “Good start. But we’d love you to look at these points.”
Although it can be difficult to accept criticism without taking it personally, it is essential for your success. You may feel that you are constantly dealing with hostile feelings at work. But, did you know that this is due to your tendency to view everything as an attack against yourself and your competitors? You will feel more at ease if you change your mind.
2. Expect things to happen overnight
This is a brilliant idea! It actually came to you nine months ago. It was shared with your boss who seemed to be equally enthusiastic about the idea. He said he would study the budget and create a proposal that was based on your analysis. …. Any.
It was something you mentioned whenever you had an opportunity to, but it is now a thing you don’t do anymore. You can’t bear to hear it again, but you have to be able to say “we’re working on it” or “it is on the to-do” until you are ready to share another amazing idea.
This is undoubtedly the most frustrating part of working in an organization with many people and a complicated structure. It isn’t a reason to be unhappy at your job, regardless of how frustrating it may be to have great ideas for improvement that no one hears.
It is a good thing to be grateful that your bosses have listened. In many cases, they may not even listen. You may be happy with your day-today work, but you are unhappy when your bosses stop listening to your ideas. Maybe you should try working on your patience.
You are the only one who can solve your problem. You will never be happy, regardless of how you take things personally, set new goals or practice patience.
A great boss, coworkers, and a relaxed work schedule won’t change your hate for work. It is not the fault of the engineering team that you discovered that programming is something you don’t like. The CEO of the company can’t be blamed for choosing not to work on a production team. You can make a change if you realize that your job is not the right one.
You should not assume the problem is your work. It is crucial to take responsibility for your professional success and growth.
Hi, my name is Erica Jacquline and I've been involved blogging for a number of sites in recent years. This blog however, is mine. Initially I started this site as a hobby, but it has since started to make me some money and I am now pursuing this by creating content that is educational in all aspects of life. Enjoy!