I used to wake up every morning and one of my first thoughts was, “Can’t it be the weekend?”
It’s not that I didn’t love my job, it’s that I didn’t love my boss, and I dreaded each and every interaction that had with her.
Is today the day she is going to yell at me?
Is today the day she is going to give me the silent-treatment?
Is today the day she is going to publically criticize me, yet again?
And on and on my head would spin.
I reluctantly went through the motions of getting ready--showering, putting on my professional clothes, eating breakfast, and finally getting in the car.
And I sat there.
Again, I asked myself, “Do I really have to go?”
I turned on the ignition and my subconscious drove me to work, as I fantasized about a life without my boss.
Periodically, I would wake up for a moment and think, “What would happen if I just didn’t go? If I drove somewhere else instead?” And then all the fears and doubts about money, and my responsibilities, and all that schooling that I did, and what people would think, would turn me back to the task at hand.”
I was stuck and miserable.
For a long time I blamed my boss for my misery (as do most of my clients when we start our work together.)
Now, I see the whole situation from a different perspective.
By blaming her, I had given her the power to control my life, my thoughts, my emotions. I was merely a puppet and she was holding the strings.
YOU ARE DOING THE SAME THING.
Your misery at work is yours to own, and yours to transform. It has nothing to do with your boss or colleague.
It’s time to start turning things around.
What can you do TODAY to stop blaming your misery on someone else, and start tapping into your inner strength, so that you can finally be happy on your terms?
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