We make the mistake of comparing ourselves to our colleagues and delude ourselves into thinking that the years we spent being model workers were a waste of time. We wallow in misery and gradually start to dislike the work we once liked. It’s likely that you are going through the same phase if this sounds similar. Here are some pointers on how to handle it in a professional manner.
Accept Bigger Responsibilities.
Challenge yourself to take on new duties to keep the work from becoming monotonous and to stop comparing yourself to others’ accomplishments. Make contact with several departments, discuss your options with your employer, and consider trading positions with a coworker. Contrary to popular belief, the likelihood that you will find significance in your work increases as you become more aware of your potential.
Before ranting about how unjust everything is, take a moment to consider the various circumstances that could have contributed to their advancement. Because she was the most experienced of the group and there was a sudden opening, she could have gotten the job because she put in more time at the office and got paid for it. In any event, asking others how they succeeded is the greatest approach to learn their secrets.
Never Stop Learning.
Learn more about the new tools that will help you become more adept at your craft rather than battling the future. Instead of rejecting millennials because of their unorthodox behavior, attempt to understand them and embrace them. It’s more vital to acknowledge and adapt to how the world is evolving. You not only become needed, but life also becomes a lot more exciting.
Remember that what you read on social media is typically only a portion of the full story and is rarely representative of what actually occurs. They are typically just projections of what they want other people to see. And even if it can seem like they’re always posting happy moments and “I love my work” hashtags, keep in mind that a few examples of someone else’s success and pleasure in no way degrade your own.