I hate my job, I hate my job I hate my job, I hate my job, I hate my job, I hate my job.
Ever said those words?
According to a Gallup poll 70% of people go to work each day as they quietly and perhaps not so quietly say things like the line above.
They may also mumble things like:
I hate my boss
I hate my co-workers
I hate going to work
I hate the company.
Whew!! That’s a lot of hate going into the atmosphere each day.
The lack of confidence is one of the biggest reasons for work HATE!
It’s no fun to do something five days a week and lack the confidence that you need to feel good about your work.
The problem is, it’s hard to realize that you have a problem with confidence. You may think you’re having a problem with your boss or a co-worker or the work itself.
As I work with students and clients I listen to their stories of why they hate their jobs. Sometimes confidence is the sneaky hidden culprit.
Fix the confidence problem and suddenly the job becomes enjoyable!
As we talked about in the Beautiful Truth about Confidence post, confidence comes from what you believe.
It also comes from knowing that you know how to do the job you were hired to do and let’s not forget that your wins and successes matter.
If you’re unhappy at work, here’s a question to ask yourself: Are you sure that you know how to do the work you’ve been hired to do? Did you get adequate training? Can you get feedback on your work from a director or team leader?
If not, there is a strong chance that you will suffer with a lack of confidence because you don’t know how to win at your work. It’s important that you know how to win and that your company wants you to win.
It seems that a company would want to make sure their people win. Poor management, poor training and a lack of attention to employee feedback can make the work environment an insecure place. People rarely win when they feel insecure.
You may not be able to fix the company, but you can fix what’s going on with you.
For example, if you work with Excel and do spreadsheets, but you don’t know a lot about the program, take advantage of any training sources that you can find. Use books, online training or even ask for help from a friend or co-worker. Your confidence grows when you know your craft.
You might find resources like the ones listed below:
You can find training for almost any situation that you deal with at work. If you need specific feedback or training on how to build your confidence based on other issues, invest in a coach, get a mentor. Do what it takes to grow your confidence. The main thing is not to give up.
Many good people have quit or walked away from jobs because they didn’t know how to solve the problem they were having. If you leave or quit because you lack confidence, chances are you will have the same issues on the next job.
Today, I’m confident because I didn’t give up. I learned my purpose, took a lot of bumps and knocks but I never gave up. Now, I can help others because I live in confidence each day and I know that you can too!
I LOVE MY JOB, I LOVE MY JOB, I LOVE MY JOB, I LOVE MY JOB!
That’s the way to go to work each day!
How can I help you?