Giving In or Going Up in Your Work

Have you ever faced a difficult situation at your work and felt like giving in, or throwing in the towel as they say? You go in day-after-day, doing what you believe is your best work but seem to not get the recognition or results you had hoped for. You might be having some type of conflict with your boss or coworker that doesn’t seem to be resolving. And no matter how hard you believe you are trying, you just can’t take it anymore.So you, essentially, give up.

In doing so, you now become more passive and live in drudgery. Eventually, you have trouble getting up to go to that job and now find yourself saying the words, “I hate my job.” And this goes on and on and on. Perhaps you are in a burnout phase and don’t recognize it until your emotional and physical health suffers. If this is you – and I have coached ALOT of people who are in this predicament – how much longer will you go on like this?

Of course, only you can decide but as your coach today, I implore you to make the decision to stop and reverse this behavior. No one should have to live in misery, particularly when it is self-inflicted. Making that decision is your first step to emotional freedom, which leads to re-engagement in your work; your attitude and performance will increase. You will be going up and not giving in.

You will take back the control you feel is lost and become the CEO of your work. Taking personal responsibility is another key step to going up; this is when you reframe your thinking to what you like about your work and then identifying your best skills to get that work done. All of this leads to self-empowerment and more satisfaction. Those conflicts you might be having can resolve as your attitude changes and your happiness returns. Happy attracts happy.

When you spend 70% of your time in your work, you deserve to be your best. Making the decision to do so, taking personal responsibility for all you do, and focusing on using your best skills are the keys to going up. You might not get that promotion or recognition but you will have more self-fulfillment and satisfaction. So give in on the negative and go up to a more positive, fulfilled career.


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