Do you do things for work out of a sense of obligation, even if they are tasks that shouldn’t fall on your shoulders? Do you find yourself stuck with certain responsibilities because you feel like you don’t have a choice but to agree to them? You could feel stuck, but the reality is that you always have a choice.
You have the power, the ability and the right to control your time and energy. This is not to say that you will never have to do anything you don’t want to do, but it means you can learn how to speak up for yourself and protect your time.
One way you always have a choice is with your attitude and perspective. You may be doing something you don’t enjoy or don’t want to do, but you have the right to decide how to approach it. You don’t have to have a victim mentality if you don’t want to. Consider how these less-than-desirable things could be helping you develop skills or gain inexperience in new ways.
You may be subject to the demands of your employer, but you don’t have to be subject to mistreatment or requirements out of the scope of your job. If you are constantly being tasked with things that should be the responsibility of someone else, you should speak up. You deserve to be fairly compensated for your time and the work you do.
While you may not always be able to control everything about your work, you can always control yourself. You get to decide on your attitude, your effort and your perspective on everything. In situations where you are subjected to unfair treatment, you do have the right to defend yourself and respectfully pursue a resolution to your concerns. If you feel out of control over something, ask yourself what about the situation can you control.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC