Monday, 31 July 2017

It Is Not Your Job, It’s You: The Real Reasons You Are Unhappy At Work

At one point or the other, you must have felt bored at the job. The excitement for work seems to have lost somewhere. No matter how perfect the job is or how great the boss is, you feel discontent and always think of looking for another option.  

But you will be shocked to know that every time it is not your job that’s the problem; rather, it’s you. Though it is easy to blame the situations outside for dissatisfaction at the job, but sometimes the problem lies within you. In such a situation, only an honest introspection can help you know why you feel unhappy at work and how to make your job interesting.

Once you accept that it’s not your job, it’s you that’s making you unhappy at work half the problems will be solved. Here are a few signs to prove that it’s you making things difficult for yourself.

You are too sensitive

Bosses are always there to give their suggestion and correct your errors. Now switching the job every now and then while calling bosses too rude is actually your problem, not boss’s. Instead of taking criticism too personally, you should try changing your mindset.

You don’t interact with people

Do you always feel that you are always assigned different tasks from co-workers? This will continue to happen until you directly approach your boss and discuss the things clearly. Ask your boss why you are always given A, B and C tasks when other members in the team get X, Y and Z tasks.

Speaking about the problem is better than blaming others and hampering your work.

You don’t accept mistakes

No one is perfect in this world. Every one of us makes mistakes, which we all need to accept. You won’t be able to correct yourself until you accept your fault. So instead of being defensive, think about solving the problem. Soon you will find yourself doing great at the job.

You don’t give time to the things to happen

 In an organization with a different department and a hierarchy for every task, it takes some time to implement even a simple idea. But you want your unique idea to be implemented overnight and if it doesn’t happen you feel demotivated at the job.

Instead of feeling bad, you should be happy that at least your views were given a chance. Think about the organization where employees don’t even get an opportunity to present their ideas.

No matter what, you should never blame your job for your unhappiness until you properly analyze the situation. When it comes to career and growth, you shouldn’t just look at one aspect. Take ownership of things and find the real reason behind your displeasure at work.