Things are definitely different today. They’re faster, more complex, and changing all the time. Expectations are higher, and with less security and less stability than before. There just isn’t as much time for chitchat.
It’s definitely different.
Unfortunately, many people equate different with bad. They think, “If it’s not the same as it always was, then it must be worse.” They think, “The old days were better than now. Back in the day, organizations cared about people and the people cared back. Thanks to all this change, we’ve lost the human touch. It’s just a cold, callous job and people aren’t happy anymore.”
But wait a minute!
There are two important points to consider when talking about happiness:
- You will never make everybody happy.
So stop trying. Whether you change or don’t change, whether you change a lot or a little, whether you change fast or slowly, it does not matter. For some people, nothing you do will make them happy.
- Happiness is a choice.
Morale and satisfaction are personal choices. People choose every day to be happy and satisfied — or not. People decide whether to let the weather, the drive, or the job affect their happiness.
Take charge of your own happiness. It is a key part of surviving and thriving in The New Reality.
How can you own your own happiness?
- Stop grumbling
- Accept this reality and let go of the past
- Look for opportunity and find solutions
- Take care of yourself
- Make your own happiness.