No matter what career we are in sometimes events happen that can cloud our mind and prevent us from being the best we can be.
1.You didn’t get that promotion you thought you deserved.
2.You felt someone in a meeting didn’t listen to your ideas.
3.You pushed all out to deliver on time and you didn’t even get a thank you.
4.You felt a customer was rude to you and too demanding.
5.You were denied the days off you asked for.
6.You didn’t use your strengths on your last piece of work and had to do things that you found tedious.
7.You knew there was a better way to complete your project, but you were bound by procedure.
8.You were given unrealistic timescales and were forced to cut corners.
Well there are a few reasons that would drive anyone to feel angry, hurt, frustrated, possibly bear grudges and be hit by demotivation at work.
However holding onto things from the past affects our judgement, and letting go of them would involve a form of forgiveness or acceptance.
The irony is by holding onto these things it’s hurting you more.
You can’t change the past, but you can learn from it, you just need to be willing to let go of those things that feed demotivation at work.
Try this exercise:
- 1.Write down a list of things you can’t let go of
- 2.Think of the benefits of holding onto these things (there must be some or you would have moved on…)
- 3.What do you need to help you let go of them?
- 4.Just for a moment imagine you have let go of everything, how does it feel?
Please comment below. I would be really interested in what comes up for you.