It’s funny how many people want a job until they have a job. It’s funny how some people forget that “work” carries the name “work” for a reason. It’s funny how some people hold others to the highest professional standards, while offering a quality that far below meets their own expectation of others.
Lest we remember that we call it work for a reason.
Designed for ease, it is not. Designed for us to love every second of everything that we do, it is not. I believe that we should, overall, love what we do, but it might not happen all the time. Designed for our vanity? Still not.
As for the folks who do anything in their power to get a job. Once you have said job that you tried so hard to get, don’t forget how desperate you were for the job in the first place. You’d have done anything, just anything, to gain employment and be a part of the team. Sadly, within months, weeks, days, or even hours, you’re a much different person than the person who was so adamant about having a job. But why?
True colors will always shine through.
Studies have shown that the people who underestimate themselves and act with a little more humility, are usually more adept at the tasks in question. Similar studies have shown that people who overstate their qualifications and skills through less humble means, are usually less equipped at the tasks in question. Keep this in mind when dealing with not only employees, but people in general.
Lastly, we’ve got to remember what we are asking of other people. Would I do what I am asking of others, myself? Am I doing what I am asking of others, myself? If not, it’s time for a wake up call and reality check.
Many people use the word “try” as in they are trying to do something. Perhaps we should just do something and stop trying to do something. Trying new things is good and trying to do things is good, but the word can often be associated with an opportunity for failure. Don’t try it. Just do it. If you fail when you do it, it’s the same as if you failed while trying to do it. The former, however, didn’t begin with a wishy-washy attempt to try.
Example: “I’ll try to be more fit.” Why not just get fit?
Example: “I’ll try my best.” Why don’t you just do your best?
And, when all else fails, remember that everything in life is temporary, and this too shall pass. If 90% of people pull their weight, eventually the 10% fall behind in a very obvious manner. So have hope. And don’t forget, we call it work for a reason.