Today, let’s talk about the issue of entitlement in the workplace. You know, we keep hearing about the kids who have such an entitlement mentality, believing the world somehow owes them something… or everything! But, entitlement can also be a huge issue in the workplace.
That entitled attitude says ‘you owe me,’ and then when you do receive what you believe ‘they’ owe you, you’re not grateful for it and don’t perceive it as a blessing. It’s expected, and therefore you receive it with no appreciation, thanksgiving 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 from our hearts and minds, it has a negative effect on us. It impacts our confidence and the way we see life.
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Think about this a minute… someone out there signs your check every week. Somebody took a risk by hiring you. There is someone who took a risk by starting a company. Somebody took a risk on you, on the marketplace and on themselves, when they stepped out and did something very courageous by starting a business. THEN, they brought in other people – that’s you – to help them with that business.
Both employers and employees face challenges every day. They each have issues rise up, problems to solve and systems to establish. That’s why it’s so important to bring real appreciation into the marketplace, whether you are an employer or an employee, a top executive or a brand new employee.
It’s important to leave entitlement at the office door… choosing instead to invite appreciation, thanksgiving and gratitude inside. It’s up to you and me, to lead with the right example.
So today, carry that deep appreciation into your workplace. Instead of entitlement, take a deep appreciation for those who help to move things forward, those who provide a job for you, and those who took a risk to hire you.
No matter where you rank in your company, all the way from the mail room sorter to the CEO, you can help to create an environment of appreciation, thanksgiving and gratitude. You can bring more harmony in the office and create the kind of culture you’d like to work in.
I hope this means something to you today. If it does, would you mind doing me a huge favor? I’d really love to hear your personal revelations you’ve gotten about this, because there is even more to this than I shared today. So please go ahead and leave your comments below on this page. Then be sure to share this message with your family and friends!
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