I have been hearing from a lot of people lately who are unhappy about where they work.
One writes, “I picked my career almost 20 years ago because that was all I wanted to do. Lately it has transformed to something I dread. Not that the nature of work has changed, I still love the core of my work. But all the bureaucracy that people invented around it and the speed at which it changes, is overwhelming to me. I could say I LOVE LOVE LOVE what I do but not what I do at work, I guess.”
And another says, “My employer keeps losing customers to a competitor. I feel it on a personal level, as if it is to indicate to me that I am with a company that is not going to allow me to prosper. I put myself in a positive place about my job before I go into work… to improve the energy for my own well-being, but then, as soon as I am at work, I feel the strain of being somewhere I no longer belong.”
Honestly there is nothing worse than being in a place you dislike and feeling powerless to change it. Most people do from time to time – I own my own companies, have total control over just about everything, and still I sometimes lament I’m not as happy as I could be). But what you are forgetting is, HEY… YOU are creating this folks!
Just because most of humanity believes they are powerless does NOT mean you need to fall into that pit with them. Of course, you could quit your job. But, NEWSFLASH!!!! You are going to create the same situation at the next job, and the next and the next. Unless you change you, nothing else whatsoever will EVER change.
Ok, some of you who haven’t deleted this blog in disgust will want to know HOW? How does one go from disliking just about everything going on, or maybe just not liking one or two little things, to absolutely loving where they work?
First, own the fact that it isn’t happening to you. You are not powerless, in fact just the opposite. And no matter how you created it, you did create it, and that means you can change it.
Next, decide what you do want. And I don’t mean, “I want Mary to be nicer to me,” or “I want George to stop complaining.”
The universe will respond much quicker and you’ll like the results better if you let IT do its job and YOU do yours. What is your job? It is simple. Tell the universe how you want to feel while you are at work. You see, George may never be able to stop complaining. Mary may not have it in her to be nicer. You could wait forever for those things. But if you instruct the universe that you want to feel peaceful at work, Mary may be transferred, or George might win the lottery and quit.
So, answer this question: How do you want to feel when you are at work?
I want to feel excited, passionate, joyful, creative, productive, prosperous, like I make a difference, happy, fulfilled and secure. How do you want to feel?
Then focus on that. Because it doesn’t just happen. You need to make it happen – every day. Feel the way you want to feel, so the universe knows what you mean when you speak or write those words. Feel them before you go to work. Ask your unseen friends for help in maintaining those states of being. Then, set your reminder, or alarm, or a timer, and check in with yourself every hour. How are you doing? If the answer is “not so well,” take a state break, and change your state of being.
Of course, take action when and if it is appropriate. If it feels right to job search, do so. But don’t wait around in despair; wait around in joy! The resonance of that energy is what will create the new job or change the old one.
Finally, let go of control. I saw you wince when you read that YOUR creation could cause George to win the lottery. And you don’t even know George! George doesn’t even exist! We as humans tend to want to have things work out exactly as we want them to – and we tend to judge who is worthy of good things and who is not. The problem is that desire to control will actually push away a better solution for you.
I know letting go of control is scary. But you can handle that fear. I would suggest strengthening the knowledge that you create your reality. And strengthen the belief that whatever happens, the result will be (ultimately) positive for you.
So, tomorrow go to work and create a magnificent day!
In joyous creation,