5 reasons why you have problems at your job (or in your life)
There is no such thing as absolute balance and constant happiness and perfection in life. Even if you achieve something you've always dreamed of, buy yourself a house, get a coveted position, get a salary - you still won't feel like you've succeeded 100 percent. And if you do, it won't last long at all. Life is constantly changing, and if you don't change with it, sooner or later you'll find yourself in a comfort zone that won't get you anywhere.
That doesn't mean you have to live in discontent all the time. No: be happy with what you've already accomplished, celebrate when you get something right, and share your emotions with others. But you dont need to stay at one place forever. As soon as you realize that your growth is stalling, you must set yourself new goals for growth.
Sometimes it seems that life itself puts sticks in the wheels and does not allow us to develop. We stay in the same place for too long, doing the same routine, and it puts us under stress. If this goes on all the time, we can feel very bad, especially when we see others changing their lives and getting involved in projects that you yourself would like to be involved in.
What's the problems that stop you from success?
Everyone has their own life, and you don't have to constantly compare yourself to others, because that will very quickly become paranoid for you. Don't worry about how much your coworkers and friends make, don't look at their success. You're just wasting your energy and time.
Perhaps another, even serious question will be born: "Where do I want to see myself?"
You know that life cannot be reduced to a constant pursuit of something. Sometimes, if you can't get ahead, it may mean that you simply have nowhere to go. Tell me: Where do you want to see yourself in a dozen years? What are your passions, what is your professionalism, how can you influence other people? What are your dreams and plans? What would you like to accomplish for the rest of your life?
You can't stop dreaming - it will very quickly lead you to a meaningless existence. There are people who, starting at age 40, simply put up with the place they are in and look forward to their retirement. What for? Just to do nothing. The purpose of your existence is to achieve your goal, not to retire. Tell me, what are your principles and what makes you get up in the morning?
The place you want to be is completely dependent on your thoughts and actions. It's a map that can lead you however you want. It's important to get the point you want to come to right. Every step, no matter how small, is a step toward your future. If you don't know where you're going, all you're going to do is whirl around and hit obstacles. If you don't have a plan and a dream, is it worth doing anything?
2. Learn something
Learning doesn't end after high school or college. You just can't find a person who will know everything. You always have the opportunity to develop new habits, new knowledge and interesting skills that will help you in life. So what's stopping you? Start learning.
Whether you're working in an organization or you have your own business, as you grow, you realize that there are some barriers that come your way and you need to solve them. That's why you need to keep developing and learning.
Maybe you need to learn how to manage, or how to work with finances. Maybe you should pay attention to your emotional intelligence. Learn to sleep and get up earlier, exercise in the morning, eat right. Perhaps you want to learn how to manage employees, or paint?
Not everything can be found in business courses. Running your own business is just a part of your life, and your personal growth will only have a positive impact on your business. Every new decision you make will open new doors and present new challenges. In all of these situations, you can learn something new and gain invaluable experience.
Learn! You can start by finding interesting books or podcasts to help you understand your topic of interest. There are also a variety of organized methods of gaining knowledge to help you systematize the process - courses, classes, sessions, etc. If you feel like you're doing great, you've probably run into your comfort zone.
That's not a bad thing! Let yourself enjoy it for a while, but it doesn't have to be permanent. Train yourself and your intelligence constantly, and then success will come even faster.
3. Lack of visibility
In all companies there is a certain amount of internal movement. It is absolutely normal when an organization develops and changes.
That said, some people do stay in their positions for too long. Not because they don't have any talents or desire to change their lives, but because of a lack of visibility. This is not to be arrogant and look for gratitude everywhere, or to attribute success to teamwork. In fact, it only annoys everyone when they see someone who is constantly trying to be the center of attention.
That said, a supervisor can't promote someone they know absolutely nothing about and who is just out of their sight. So how do you create legitimate and positive visibility? Simple: with your own initiatives and creativity. Always give a little more than what is asked of you.
A man who does his job professionally - can stay at it for decades. But a person who puts all of himself into a project, shows his creativity, approaches his work creatively - he will soon find new obstacles that will push him to continuous development. The world does not need only those who will accomplish the task at hand. The world needs those who will find an interesting creative solution, and create something better.
4. Getting out of your comfort zone
We all have our own comfort zone, some just haven't faced theirs yet. In our comfort zone, we are satisfied. Things go our way, the floor doesn't wobble, and we have the set of things we need. More often than not, it turns out that the comfort zone is one of the most dangerous things that keeps a person from growing. A comfort zone is good when you have it for a while.
When they start to become permanent, they paint a picture in front of us that blinds us and prevents us from moving forward. They are islands in your path where you can rest, take supplies, make a plan, and swim out again in search of something more valuable.
How we can forgot about our comfort zone? Don't take unnecessary risks. It's not about quitting your job and moving to another country the next day. Impulsive decisions have nothing to do with startups.
Instead, just try to learn something new for yourself. Try to be in a different environment. Find a new hobby for yourself in the evenings. Arrange to meet people who are doing something unusual, have them tell you about their hobbies. Go somewhere you haven't been before and see how other people live. Start your own project online. Start with small attempts, and don't be afraid if you don't succeed the first time. Don't be afraid to discover new talents, meet people and make new connections. All these things will help you on your way to changing your own life. You'll get material that will allow you to map your steps.
5. Look for new opportunities
Finally, if nothing has helped you and you're still in the same place - maybe you need to change your job or start a new business? Actually, quitting is not always the best solution. A job - allows you to get money that you can spend on your own development. A job also gives you the opportunity to find new contacts, challenges, and experiences. However, if where you are no longer able to get you closer to your goals - then plan where you will go and what you will do in your new life.
Your own business may be that way out - you'll start small before you dip your whole head into it in earnest. You may want to find a new company for you that has talented people you can learn something new from. The world is big enough that sometimes we have to make dangerous but brave decisions - like changing countries, or cities if you realize you can't succeed in the place you live in. You shouldn't regret at the end of your life that you didn't succeed at something, just because you didn't have the courage and persistence.
You have enough intelligence, creativity and professionalism. You are free. You're only constrained by your own thoughts and barriers. Try to change yourself and the world around you using all of these tips, and then you will be able to change your present - to achieve a better future.
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