Happiness at Work - Reclaim Your Joy for Living and Working
Reclaim Your Joy
For Living And
5 Tips For Being Happy at
Greet Each Day With A Sense
This is the choice you have every day.You can be, in the
words of George Bernard Shaw, “a feverish, selﬁsh little
clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the
world will not devote itself to making you happy,” or
you can be an eagle soaring effortlessly in the sun.
Cultivate Extreme Resilience
Imagine you’re a civil engineer called to build a road
through difﬁcult terrain. You notice loose shale, a granite
mountain that lies squarely in the way of your proposed
road, marshy ground and so on. You don’t rail against any
of those obstacles. They are simply the constraints that
you have to accommodate. The challenge itself is
Drop The Useless Baggage
Are there troublesome people at work? The next time
you work with one, forget the history. Don’t expect
that the interaction will be unpleasant. Expect that it
will be delightful, and if it is not, then let it go. Don’t
carry it to the next time you have to work together.
Step Outside Your Me-Centered
There is one way in which every single person is similar
to you. Everyone is desperately seeking happiness. If
you’re conscious that everyone has the same desire, then
you ﬁnd yourself gravitating toward being of service
instead of being demanding.
Eschew Multitasking: Try
One way people try to cope with information overload
is by multitasking. You probably do it too, and you may
even consider it a strength. Disabuse yourself of this
idea. Multitasking simply means that you do many things
badly and take much more time at it.
Are You Happy At Work?
Why not? What are you waiting for?
Srikumar S. Rao is the author of Happiness at
Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful—No
Matter What (Published by McGraw-Hill). He
conceived "Creativity and Personal Mastery," the
pioneering course that was among the most
popular and highest rated at many of the world’s
top business schools. It remains the only such
course to have its own alumni association. His
work has been covered by major media including
the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the
Financial Times, Time, Fortune, BusinessWeek, the
London Times, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.
CNN, PBS, and Voice of America, and dozens of radio
and TV stations have interviewed him.
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