Change your attitude. We’ve spoke of attitude and the significance it has on your life;
your job is no different. Never is it more obvious than when you feel undercompensated. Far
too many times people will look at outside sources rather then look inside for the answer. Begin
by changing yourself. Check your belief and approach. Should you wake each morning dreading
work, your mind will give you exactly that.
Be careful about letting your negative feelings show and further self-sabotage. Sloppy
performance, or showing up late, that’s what people do when they are unhappy at work. Even
though you’re down and may leave soon, you want leaving to be your decision, not the
organizations. Be professional and pleasant and follow through on your responsibilities. You
may find out how much you liked, or at least needed the job once you’re gone.
Maintain a positive attitude and realize that the law of compensation isn’t monetarily focused.
Look for the aspects of your job that you enjoy. If you can’t find one, it might be time to
consider moving on.
It is possible to enjoy your job and work in a field that gives you a great deal of satisfaction and
peace. By doing what you love, you can work long hours for little pay, because you’re focused
on the satisfaction and not the monetary rewards.
First, decide the “why” behind what you are doing. Is this a career or a paycheck? If this is
something you want to pursue long-term, then you must take charge of your own
advancement. Be an active participant. Continue to strive to improve, take extra courses that
you can to add to your resume and use this as a networking opportunity.
Happiness is largely a choice. Therefore it depends on whether you love what you’re doing. I
can hear many of you arguing with me, but it's true. You can choose to be happy at work. This
may sound strange, but it’s the basis for the Law of Compensation. But, simplicity is often
profoundly difficult to put into action. I wish all of you had the best employer in the world, but,
face it, you may not. So, think positively about your work. Dwell on the aspects of your work
you like. You will be more efficient, your energy will flow better and you easily succeed in a field
which you love, rather than a field that simply compensates you for your efforts. Your choices
at work largely define your experience.
When you love what you do, your quality increases, your efforts improve and your energy
strengthens your efforts.
When you love what you do, you excel at what you do, you are the best at what you do and you
never want for money. It’s not who makes the most money; it’s not how we can get everything
we want. A happy child isn’t the one with the most toys. It is the child who enjoys the toys the
most. It’s about having purpose, finding who we are, and feeling valuable. Happiness comes
from absolute actions. We act with hope and joy, not because they move us up the food chain.
When you’re doing what you love, compensation is secondary to the work you perform. For this
very reason, love to do.
By engaging in work that you love, you’re rewarded with different benefits. First, the reward of
happiness is far greater than compensation. And second, your monetary reward averaged