I think working is fun..or it should be fun. However, after years of working, I realized, working can put a lot of pressure on you. I have seen many of my colleagues (mostly seniors) became complacent. There are many reasons that caused this complacency. If I could point out one of the many reasons, I think ‘lack of appreciation’ should be the first one on the list. 🙂
I too have went through that stage of complacency. Because of so many things that going through my head, I couldn’t really put my whole heart into giving my best in my works. I really struggled very hard to be a good employee. Among those many reasons, the one thing that I really couldn’t stop thinking was working under my superior. Let just say…me and her.. personality wise don’t go along well together. 🙂 It really drove me crazy.
However, things gradually turned around after I changed my whole point of view and realign my goals and priority. This one quote from Mario Alonso Puig in his book Reinventing Yourself jumped off the page and directly spoke to me:-
Serenity is the capacity to keep your attention on what is a priority for you despite the difficult circumstances
~ Mario Alonso Puig
That was my first start of realization on looking for the priority in my life.
You see..I realized that the reason why I became a veterinarian was and is because I love animals and not because I want to please some people. I also realized that in this life, somebody can always be my master but the one that I am really serving is my one and only LORD.
Amazingly…those thoughts, are the keys that help me to let go of my inner struggle and what makes me a happy employee. 🙂
Maybe one day that so called feeling of unappreciated will find its way to my mind and bothers me, but for now… I am just a happy woman who is grateful that she can still serves happily.
That quote that helped me has now “permanently” displayed on my office wall to keeps reminding me of my priority.