Happy Labor Day, To ALL Who “Labor!”
Let this Labor Day be a day of recognition for EVERY side of labor. Today, everyone needs to remember, if ANYBODY has ever labored for you in ANY way, this is the day to say, “Thank you!”
Have you ever felt tossed to the side by your employer? Like a worn out pile of clothes, unappreciated, underpaid and fearing you’ll be hung out to dry?
Have you ever felt tossed to the side by your employer? Like a worn out pile of clothes, unappreciated, underpaid and fearing you’ll be hung out to dry? I want to share one thing that could be totally destroying your career – even if you feel like that dirty pile of laundry.
First, I want to make sure you understand one big thing. You see, humans aren’t meant to live alone. You might think you’re doomed to fly solo forever, but that is not your destiny. In order to obtain any success in life, you have to interact with others!
Improving those relationships takes stress off you and opens up so many wild opportunities. So then, what are you doing to mess it all up? Seriously, you could be making this mistake without even realizing it!
In a word… it’s called entitlement. Entitlement tells you that you deserve to be treated a certain way. That entitled attitude says, “Someone owes me something” and then when you receive what you think is owed to you, you’re not grateful for it and you don’t perceive it as a blessing. It’s expected, and therefore you receive it with no appreciation, thanks-giving or gratitude.
It’s like receiving payment for services rendered. There are so many people out there who show absolutely no gratitude when a service is rendered. There’s no “Thank you!” There’s no heartfelt, “Wow, you did a really good job!” There’s no appreciation. And when we do not have appreciation coming out of our hearts and minds, it has a negative effect on us. It impacts our confidence and the way we see life.
I’ve noticed a major sense of entitlement in the workplace. Every day at your office, people are finishing little tasks, signing your check or just refilling the water cooler. What we give back is usually a sour attitude while we gossip about the boss when they look away.
And more often than not, I have people who come to me that have been waiting for raises, promotions, bonuses in compensation for how long they’ve worked there. Yet they show no appreciation for their coworkers or boss! In most situations, I’ve witnessed both employer and employee feel unappreciated and used! You can stop that cycle.
The only 3 things that beat entitlement are: appreciation, gratitude and giving thanks. When someone does something for you, thank them! Nobody owes you anything. Your boss didn’t HAVE to hire you. Take the time to be grateful for the job you have been given, the paycheck you do receive.
When you adopt this new mindset you will start to see how it inspires the best in everyone. You will not believe how this simple change in your attitude will improve your environment, open up opportunities and better your career! Leave me your comments below and tell me the impact this message had on you. Don’t forget to Share this post while you’re at it!
I look forward to continuing this conversation later today at 12 pm ET/11 am CT on The Dani Johnson Show for more tips, strategies and skill sets to improve your life. You can tune into the show on either your TV or radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right on our website.
In great faith,
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