There’s something that I need to know, because it has been niggling at the back of my mind for a while but I have not come across an answer.
When, precisely, did it become part of the cool vernacular to hate your job? Why is it that so many people whine, whinge and complain about work so much?
There are always people at work who take active part in making the organization a good place to be, but it seems that there are far more who, loudly, proclaim all the negative, crabby aspects of life and work. They form groups specifically designed for complaining, and can now even visit restaurants where the wait staff verbally assault the patrons. Why are we drawn to this?
As an adult, we spend more time at work than anywhere else (unless you are Tim Ferriss perhaps), and of that time, would you not like to enjoy it? Look forward to getting up, getting in there and getting at whatever it is that you need to do tomorrow? Hanging around negative, unmotivated and lacklustre energy is not healthy, and it certainly is not going to make your workplace any better than what it is today.
The other night I saw a great documentary by
But we do not have to buy into this negative thinking. We can make a conscious, focussed decision to be a part of something much bigger, much happier. We do so by making a choice to actually ignore negativity, and to stop hanging around with people or ideas that, virtually, such the life out of us.
Come on folks; do something really cool today, and start a movement in your corner of the world. Hold open some doors, avoid whining (your own and other people’s). Do something good at work. Something that makes people take note of your outstanding self, and the force of your positive impact. Be someone worth counting on. Be kind to your family, your friends, the people that you work with, and even the people that you do not know. Let it grow from there.