How to Find Happiness and Satisfaction at Work
During my Executive Coaching and Career Development sessions, I am often asked to advice about how to deal with stagnation in career; lack of growth opportunities.
At one time or other we all have faced or are facing a situation when the career does not excite us. There is no charm in the job. The work is so monotonous. The office environment sucks. The work culture is disappointing. Perhaps the feeling about the colleagues could range from they being boring to being uncooperative.
Under these circumstances, one has to options – one to do nothing about and continue to bear the drudgery of work. The second option is to stop slogging. To change and alter the unacceptable to a stage where you love your work and the career looks promising. To put yourself on the growth track you shall have to take certain decision, plan a course of action and stitch to it sincerely.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. - Denis Waitley
Here are some simple suggestions which made difference in the career graph of so many people I know and you can try them too.
Beat the negativity out, usher in positive thoughts
Look at your environment as the graduate land course and near the exam time. Try to recall the pressure you went through to learn the subjects, complete the assignments, prepare for the exams - so that you could get good grades. At that time not all the conditions were favorable nor hostile. Some classmates were friendly and some were deadly competitive. A few teachers were very helpful while some indifferent.
Yet you made it!
So encash the positivity & bypass what is not good for you or stay clear and off the negativities.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. - Helen Keller
Inspirational Quotes for Great Career Success
Tell yourself, “It is OK. Things are improving”
Man constantly wants growth, challenges and rewards. We live in a society where materialism is the order of the day. “I must person more - better and bigger than the other person” is what motivates most of us. Naturally when the expectations and achievements don’t match there are anguish caused by disappointments and hurt feelings, especially amongst the working professions.
So begin with accepting the situation and then proceed to find a way out with a cool mind. Neither under estimate your capabilities nor over estimate yourself – just be realistic. Be focused on your goals, with persistence and intelligence you will find one way or other.
You are capable of much more than you are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being. - Myles Munro
Be yourself, don’t copy anyone, choose your own path
Imagine how awfully boring the life would be if the career paths in each domain / industry would be exactly the same way – year after year, generation after generation. So it is OK for you to be different. It is OK to have your own pace and path to success. Why not celebrate your creativity & individually for you are the only piece on this earth.
Would you still feel jealous or envious of a person who achieved something 2 years earlier than you? May be with a new orientation now you shall surprise everyone with an amazing set of achievements in your career.
Why Worry? If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better. - Walt Disney
About the Author
Sundeep Kataria is the founder CEO of a Management Consulting Firm, which was established in 1991 in New Delhi. He professionally started the trend of CV writing in India. Till now he has helped hundreds of professionals in their career advancement with his expert services like CV Writing,Interview Coaching, Career Counseling and Executive Coaching.
His services are sought by professionals from all the fields and from fresher to top management level.
The contents of this hub are straight from his years of professional experience.v
Stay Fit – completely
Our body, emotions, state of mind and level of spirituality are all inter connected. If one gets disturbed, the whole state of equilibrium goes for toes. Here’s what you can do:
- Exercise Regularly
- Do some physical activity daily. For example taking the stair care instead of clatter, cleaning your car etc.
- Read good books, articles on internet.
- Do affirmations, positive visualizations
- Meditate regularly, visualize success in your career
- Update your CV, look for better career opportunities
- Remain cheerful at your work place
- Plan long term for a successful career and act on it regularly
- Be seen on Social Media
- Surround yourself with positive, successful and optimistic persons.
- Pray to higher powers for strength, guidance.
These will improve your position vibrations, increase your motivation level; charge you up - leading you to higher leads of success
Check if you are also your fed up with your Job
How often you have these feelings
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TED - Happiness at work
If you don't try to control and change your circumstances then the circumstances will control you.
- Don't just keep sitting there and sulk.
- Accept that there is a problem.
- Understand your circumstances
- Shake yourself out of your comfort zone.
- Plan and take action.
The earlier you do the correction the better it is. But don’t loose your peace of mind.
All the best!
© 2014 Sundeep Kataria