557 - 3 Reasons To Be Unhappy At Work

Posted September 27, 2022 by Mark Perna

Episode: 557

Episode Title: 3 Reasons To Be Unhappy At Work

There are lots of reasons that people can be unhappy in their jobs, but here are three you might not have thought of—coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—welcome! In my recent conversation with Dr. Alan Patterson, he mentioned three unexpected reasons that people are unhappy in their jobs. 

 

The first is a belief that organizations and managers are looking out for your best interests. Unfortunately, it’s only a matter of time before you realize that is not the case. That’s when disillusion sets in. 

 

The second reason people are unhappy at work is that they think that other people—not themselves—are responsible for their career development. In reality, nothing could be further than the truth. No one cares about your career advancement more than you do!

 

The third driver of unhappiness at work is that while earning more money and promotions are good and necessary, they don’t add to a personal sense of value over time. They’re external things—and they can disappear as quickly as they came. 

 

What doesn’t disappear, however, is the investment you make in your personal growth. If you aim to become the best version of yourself every day, no one can take that satisfaction away from you. 

 

At the end of the day, that’s how you feel successful. 

 

Tomorrow: are the younger generations buying into the traditional definition of success, or have they already started tweaking it to fit their own priorities? We’ll cover that and more on the next episode of The Perna Syndicate. See you then!


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