Most likely, when you are alone and have some time to think, you have a clear handle on what is important to you. When you get to your workplace, interact with other people and encounter a myriad of situations, does what is important to you lose a little of its clarity? It is natural to be influenced by what is around you. The challenge lies in not letting your workplace turn you upside down. How do you get turned upside down?
Here are a few examples:
• The speed and intensity of the demands on you give you no time to think about what you are doing and deciding.
• Others are persuasive in their reasons why you must move away from what is important to you.
• You are pressured into actions that go against what is important to you and do not see a way out.
• The stress of your work has caused you to lose your center and what is important to you is no longer clear.
It is worthwhile, periodically, to remind yourself of what is important to you and assess whether you are honoring those things in all that you do. Don’t let your workplace turn you upside down. Stand upright and keep what’s important to you intact.
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