At work there is often a mindset of the strongest surviving while the weak perish. This doesn’t have to be the case. While a subpar performer might not fit in on your team any longer, it’s important to view your work environment the same way a sports team views itself and the common goals created. Create the competition that everyone can thrive on, but help the weaker performers learn to grow and become stronger.
Does your job provide you with the means to be happy? Are you able to understand what happiness truly is and enjoy the wonders of the world around you? This is an important aspect of the success you can feel in your life. Happiness with small things turns into happiness in larger parts of your life which makes you successful.
The Mindset Change You Need if You Work in a Competitive Company
The Muse Article:
There’s nothing wrong with healthy competition in the workplace, but if you have a long lasting contest that only offers results on an annual basis this can become a serious negative in your company. If you’re not in charge of the competitive environment but are playing within one, you need to take a look at the field of competition you have and figure out where you belong. Every team has a variety of players at different positions to make the entire team work well together. The competition you should engage in should not only prompt everyone to give their best effort on a daily basis but also bring the team together in an encouraging manner. If you are in charge of the competitive spirt of the team, daily winners with some honorable mentions can be more beneficial than an annual shared ranking that doesn’t change for an entire year.
If You Want to Be Happy at Work, Have a Life Outside of It
Harvard Business Review Article:
What are you working for? If you’re working to earn a paycheck that affords you the life you enjoy outside of work then you’ve most likely succeeded at figuring out how to be happy. Many of us might not fully enjoy our jobs on a daily basis, but we also understand the value of having a means to an end. Having a job that gives you the money to afford the life outside of work that you want to experience is an important part of the balance you need in your life. The reverse works as well, if you can afford to enjoy the life you have outside of your workplace you’ll have a better appreciation for your work and what it provides for you.
13 Things that Will Make You Much Happier
One of the key ways to find and understand happiness in your life is to also become tuned into the things that make you unhappy. If you find yourself falling into the traps of isolation, blame, control and criticizing you’re not allowing yourself to be open to the happiness of the world around you. Have you looked at the wonders of the sunset recently, have you taken a ride in the country to see the nature that surrounds you, have you found a way to stop the unhappy routines that need to be changed in order to create true happiness for yourself? Being happy is a habit and you have to find it by realizing what you have and not what you don’t have that makes your life worth living.