Over the past few weeks almost every colleague that I am close to at work has come and shared how frustrated or disappointed they are at how things are going at work. Often it ends up being a big list of what is wrong at the place mostly directly towards a select few people in the management.
I am a good listener and often a great comforter and I empathize with them but sometimes listening to too much negative talk can suck the energy out of you and turn you into the same whining person too. And I hate being that. I hate being the person who complains.
It is easy to complain, it is easy to point fingers and blame others. How about for a change, instead of complaining about what’s wrong at work or people at work, we focus on what we can do to make it better. You and I may not have the power to turn the whole workplace into a rosy town but we do have the power to improve how we feel about work.
You can start by working on your own self. To begin with, identify what is making you miserable, have you talked about it to the right person (perhaps your boss)? Also, think about what you are doing today – is it taking you closer to where you want to be few years down the line? And lastly, think about what can you do to make yourself better.
Forget others, forget work, first focus on improving your problems and everything else will fall on it’s place. People often spend lot of time and energy focusing on the wrong problems, most of which don’t concern them. Focus on what matters, ignore what is not your control and you will find yourself being much happier than before.