Workplace relationships are unique interpersonal relationships with important implications for the individuals in those relationships, and the organizations in which the relationships exist and develop.
Workplace relationships directly affect a worker’s ability and drive to succeed. These connections are multifaceted, can exist in and out of the organization, and be both positive and detrimental.
One such detriment lies in the nonexistence of workplace relationships, which can lead to feelings of loneliness.
Workplace relationships are not limited to friendships, but also include superior-subordinate, romantic, and family relationships.
Ghosting is breaking off a relationship (often an intimate relationship) by ceasing all communication and contact with the former partner without any apparent warning or justification, as well as avoiding or ignoring and refusing to respond to the former partner’s attempts to reach out or communicate.
Cross-cutting relationships is a principle of geology that states that the geologic feature which cuts another is the younger of the two features.
It is a relative dating technique in geology.
It was first developed by Danish geological pioneer Nicholas Steno in Dissertationis prodromus (1669) and later formulated by James Hutton in Theory of the Earth (1795) and embellished upon by Charles Lyell in Principles of Geology (1830).
Finding your passion at work is the key to ensure lifelong happiness, contentment and good health.
When you love what you do, it matters less how much money you have in the bank. You look forward each day that comes with zest and excitement.
You feel your work and everything else in life is full of adventure, opportunities and satisfaction. You are at your best health, you sleep well, and you feel rejuvenated and inspired.
Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky had similar opinions on this effect on a working individual. While he was in prison for expressing negative views against the authorities, he was moved by the misery of prisoners who were tasked to transfer a huge pile of sand all day. He had observed that this group of prisoners was the one who tried to escape thru the electrified barbed-wire fence or committed suicide. The other group of prisoners on the other hand was tasked to build a railroad. They appear to be happier and satisfied, in fact he had heard them singing while at work.
To find passion at work, you must be in the right job where you are given the freedom to become a better and wiser person than you are at the present.
And to find the right job, you must be honest with your feelings and thoughts. You must know the things that matter to you and that will really make you happy and content.
Take time to incorporate your thoughts and feelings, your sense of individuality, your weaknesses, strengths, the thing that annoy you, excites you, and what you do effortlessly and naturally.
Knowing what you want and having the courage to go for it helps your mind and feelings accomplish your objective.
You must also make sure that the work you have provides your needs.
Many people quit their jobs because they feel unappreciated, too busy and drained (signs of poor boundaries), unchallenged, and more. It is important for you to examine your needs as it is similar to having the right nutrients in your diet.
Fine-tuning your personal needs with the rewards of work gives you security and contentment. Thus, making you more inspired and motivated.
A work with passion is a work that expresses love.
This love is not the romantic love but the love that is conduit to expressing goodwill to others and the community and yet you get paid at the same time.
When your work is one that spreads the love to others, you feel prouder of yourself.
To find passion at work, you can re-examine your roles and how it contributes for greater work.
Then, remind yourself of those thoughts every now and then.
Some fears are born from abuses and mistreatment we have received from our parents, teachers, former employers, co-workers and other people.
These fears oftentimes restrict us to become completely happy and passionate about our work.
A lot of people feel empty because they are guilty of the past. They feel there is no possibility of finding the work they love and thus, they only give half of their hearts to it.
Finding your passion at work also means letting go of the monsters of the past.
When you liberate yourself from negative thoughts out of unpleasant past experiences, you will become more open to experiences that will transform you to a more mature individual – someone that is willing to accept responsibility of changing her life thru her own hands and cooperate with positive people to achieve mutually desirable goals.
What are the things that really matters to you at work?
How do you define success at work?
Majority of the working people confess to experience a disconnection between having a job and doing what they are really passionate about.
Many of these people are experiencing irregular sleeping habits, stress, and left for years wondering what really matters in their life.
Since work is not just an eight-hour interruption of the day and you spend most of waking hours on it, it is important to start finding your passion and incorporate it in your job.
Whether you like it or not, you are affected by choices you make at your job. How you act at work is often the most documented record of who you are, what you stand for, and what you believe.
For you to feel what really matters it is important that you can clearly determine the how, when, and why of the discovery of finding joy, serenity, and fulfillment in life.
Firstly, you must find yourself.
Many people already know what really matters to them but are clouded with daily excuses and conflicting priorities that restricts them from following their lifelong wishes.
If you want to find your passion you must let your heart and true calling guide you.
Ask yourself these questions:
What made your greatest work experience so great?
What made your worst experience so bad?
What is the most important thing missing from your life right now?
Who is most important to you? What lesson has served you best throughout your career?
What message has been bouncing inside your head for the past year?
Who influenced you the most?
The answers to these questions are the lessons you learned in your work life. Ponder on them; it will keep you always on track to your passions in life.
You never get back the time you spent to the company.
Time is precious and every day you are asked to make thousands of choices that defines who you are.
Finding the choices that really matter to you will help you not to waste your precious time in life.
So you must choose wisely! Be aware and clear. Know and claim the choices that lead you to your passion.
The things we do at work transforms the way other people view us.
Does your work reflect your true personality?
Or your everyday choices at work allow you to be true to yourself?
If you want to live your life to the fullest, have the courage to be true to your passion and find the job that gives you the opportunity to do it.
Follow your heart and dreams and strive on finding your passion.
When you do this, you will experience a transformational leap of knowing yourself and connection to the universe.
Each person has a unique final discovery of their passion but it truly determines who you want to be.
World-renowned essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson has summed up some of the things that can defines an individual’s success, you might find inspiration thru his words:
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Knowing yourself and feeling confident about yourself helps a lot in finding your passion at work.
This begins with accurate understanding of your strengths and values – it’s what makes you feel good about yourself.
The process starts by evaluating the factors that molded your personality – family, experiences, education, and trainings. Majority of your strengths and values can be determined even at young age.
Some are the product of your parents’ upbringing while some are the product of unfulfilled needs you try to reinforce as you grow mature.
Knowing your top top-five strengths and values gives you a template by which you measure choices in your career and personal life. Being successful at work means you can freely use all of these strengths as well as fulfill your values.
When your act is not reflected with your strengths and values, what do you feel? Useless and powerless?
You fail when you find yourself in a work that tells so little about your values, your thought and feelings. When you are in this kind of situation, you feel tied up in a routine that is too far from your own personality.
You will usually feel bored and unfulfilled. You don’t look forward to exciting and adventurous days. You feel trapped and always wish for vacations, day-offs and lunch breaks.
Regardless of how much money you make, when you deny your thoughts and feelings – your work is difficult and boring.
The best time to determine your strengths and values are when you are honest and direct.
By accepting your feelings, you reveal so much of your potentials and possibilities in life. It is also important to become proud of yourself.
Some people hide their true strengths out of fear of rejection. Your power lies in your uniqueness and powerful people are confident about their self even if it’s about negative or positive one.
To find your passion at work you must resist the urge of comparing yourself to others as it limits your choices and career development.
Your hobbies and interests tell so much about your strengths and values. We take pleasures in the things we do such as reading, gardening and traveling.
The things you do naturally and effortlessly motivate and empower you. Pleasurable experiences are either academic or non-academic.
When you enjoy yourself doing something, your personal strengths are clearly manifested. Remind yourself of the times you feel so happy at work?
What are the values and strengths that were so evident from you?
Values change over time but there are some that remains imbedded in our personality. These values reflect what you think is good and worthwhile.
Of all human activities, work has the potential of fulfilling your personal values and defines your career choices.
When you are true to yourself and passionate with your values you are most likely to find yourself in the work you love and enjoy.
Most of your values are evident in the things you do and say. While there are some that comes into the open under certain circumstances.
Now that you have assessed your strengths and values, you already can determine your parameter when looking for new employer or job.
Make sure the values and strengths you have are in line with your job or employer.
In finding your passion at work it is important to be able to fully share the values and strengths important to you.
It may be easy to say that you are ready to make certain steps in finding your passion.
But once you have set your mind to do these, you will soon realize that nothing is really simple and easy when it comes to this.
There are so many things to think about and issues to be settled before it finally becomes clear what you really want to achieve.
Take One Step at a Time
To make sure that you will get to your goal no matter how long it takes, you should take the necessary steps to get there.
The first thing that you have to fully understand is where you are going to.
You have to define that goal.
What do you really want to achieve?
At this point, you must answer truthfully.
You cannot aim to be a gold medalist in swimming when you don’t even know how to swim.
To help you in setting your goals, it will be best if you fully understand your strengths and weaknesses. You should comprehend all your limitations.
You must not be too hard on yourself by wanting something that you don’t have the capacity to attain.
After you have defined your goals, it will be easier to plan how you are going to get there.
But before you get serious with that, you have to analyze your current situation. Are you happy with where you are at? Because if you are, maybe you should rethink why would you still want to go on a different path?
On the other hand, if you feel like you are stuck on your current job and the circumstances where you are at, then you no longer have to think about what you should do.
This is a very good sign that you have to move on.
You have to get out of your current situation before it gets too late.
Sometimes, people become too comfortable being in the zone where they are not required to excel.
That should not be the case. This only means that you are no longer allowing yourself to grow.
And when that happens, you may lose track of the goals that you have set to achieve.
When you have reached the point that you have forgotten about what you really want to attain, you must check on your old self.
Go back to the point when you were still not where you are right now.
Who were you back then?
What did you dream of becoming and achieving at that point in your life? What were the things that made you happy and made you feel inspired? After realizing what you have missed, you must then think about what went wrong and what happened which caused for you to take a different route, farther than where you really wanted to be.
Expand Your Horizon
No matter how young or how old you are, you still have chances to correct your mistakes.
You still can take action in finding your passion.
You can always go back to the point when you have chosen to turn right when you were supposed to turn left.
Go back at that point in your life. And this time, make sure that you will take the direction to the left with a more positive attitude that this is really where you want to be.
Do you know that you can actually earn from the results of your hard work in finding your passion?
And that is not the only goal that you will likely get in the process.
If you feel like you are stuck in your current job, you have to rethink your life and where you are taking it. You are the driver of your own vehicle and you decide where you will go.
We you are only human so you must be open for mistakes and other challenges that life may bring along your journey.
Living to earn is very different from earning a living. With the latter, you can be more adventurous. Life can be more fun, especially when you are pursuing the things that you really like and earning money in the process.
This is the reason why people who have chosen an unlikely route just so they can earn a good amount of cash will likely feel the downside of their decision at some point on their lives.
Are you at a place where you feel like you are already too comfortable? This is not really a good thing.
If you have been working the same job, which was not what you really wanted to do deep in your heart, through time, you will be able to master the craft.
You will know how to work your way through the job where you won’t get into any trouble. You will get your job done, you will be paid, then you will have to work over and over again the same tasks every day.
This set up may be giving you enough money to live by.
But are your living the life that you really wanted to obtain?
If not, then maybe it is time to get out of your comfort zone.
You have to take risks in order to know your capabilities. You must not be afraid to fail because that is part of the whole ballgame.
You just have to learn from your own mistakes.
Earning from Your Passion
If you really love what you are doing, you will eventually excel on it.
You can even pursue your passion as a side project aside from your real job. This is ideal for people who are afraid to lose their main source of income.
Your passion can actually bring in more cash if you will be able to utilize them well to your advantage. For example, you are good in writing or painting.
You only have to use your talents, hone them and soon enough, you will surprise everyone that your passion has led you to more profitable source of income.
If you will open yourself to these kinds of possibilities, there will come a time when you can comfortably choose your passion and drop the job that you don’t really like and earn as much as well.
This is a very ideal situation because when you love what you are doing, it will show in the quality of work that you are producing.
It will also reflect on how you live your life and your attitude towards anything that you may encounter as you go through it.
But setting the right goals and finding your passion may not be as easy as it seems to be.
You really have to think hard about it so that you can be led to the right course.
It may be easy to say that we are ready to make certain steps in finding our passion. But once we have set our mind to do this, you will soon realize that nothing is really simple and easy when it comes to this. There are so many things to think about and issues to be settled before it finally becomes clear what you really want to achieve.
To make sure that you will get to your goal no matter how long it takes, you should take the necessary steps to get there. The first thing that you have to fully understand is where it is you want to be. You have to define that goal. What do you really want to achieve? At this point, you must face reality. You can’t aim to be a gold medalist in swimming when you don’t even know how to swim.
In setting your goals, it will be best if you fully understand your strengths and weaknesses. You must not be too hard on yourself by wanting something that you don’t have the capacity to attain. You should comprehend all of your limitations.
After you have defined your goals, it will be easier to plan how you are going to get there. But before you get serious with that, you have to analyze where you are now. Are you happy with where you’re at? Because if you are, why would you still want to go on a different path?
On the other hand, if you feel like you are stuck on your current job and the circumstances where you are at, or you’re just tired of being one of the working poor. Then you no longer have to think about what you should do. This is a very good sign that you have to try something new. You have to get out of your current situation before it gets too late. Sometimes, it’s so easy to stay in our comfort zone where we are not required to achieve. This only means that you are no longer allowing yourself to grow. And when that happens, you may lose track of the goals that you had set to achieve.
When you have reached the point that you have forgotten about what you really want to attain, you must check yourself. You need to go back to the point when you were still setting goals and wanted achieve. Who where you back then? What did you dream of becoming and achieving at that point in your life? What were the things that made you happy and made you feel inspired? After realizing what you may have missed, you must then think about what went wrong and what happened that caused you to get derailed, from where you really want to be.
No matter how young or how old we are, we still have chances to achieve our goals. We can still take action in finding our passion. We can always go back to the point when we e chose to turn right when we were supposed to turn left. Go back to that point in your life. And this time, make sure that you take the right direction to where you want to be.