10 May If you want to be happy at work (and who doesn’t) just copy these 7 habits of people who are!
by Harvey Deutschendorf
When it comes to the research results on happiness in the American workforce, the statistics are not flattering.
A recent survey by the staffing firm Manpower Group discovered that nearly two-thirds of American and Canadian workers were not happy in their job. A recent Gallup survey found that close to 60% of American workers were unhappy enough in their jobs to want a new career. Most of us have found ourselves in a job that was not fulfilling at some point.
While psychologists and social scientists believe some of our happiness is predetermined by our genes, at least a major portion of it is within our control.
Regardless of your situation at work, here are seven habits that people who have found happiness at their jobs have mastered.
1. THEY HAVE COMMITTED TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING AS A LIFETIME GOAL.
Happier people believe in doing the best they can whether or not they are given credit for the work they do. Giving their best makes them feel better about themselves. It creates character, builds self-regard, and forms good work habits that will benefit them in the future regardless if anyone in their present position notices or cares.
2. THEY HAVE GOALS WORTH STRIVING FOR.
People with clear goals they are working toward are able to look beyond everyday workplace irritants and problems. They know they will be temporary, and are able to see beyond them. When things are not going well, they focus on their goals instead of the negative situation that surrounds them at work.
3. THEY DON’T GET CAUGHT UP IN ISSUES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.
Happier people don’t let themselves get emotionally caught up in negative vibes or gossip that is toxic in the workplace. They focus on the work at hand and on what they are able to do. They avoid getting involved in issues and conflicts that do not involve them and are beyond their area of involvement. They always focus their attention and energies on areas they have control over, which gives them a sense of satisfaction…
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