This has been my dilemma for the past few month in my work. Pakiramdam ko before gusto ko na namang umalis. Gusto ko na naman ng bago. Parang feeling ko exhaust na ulit ako kasi routinary na lang yung ginagawa ko everyday in the office. Totoo yun, kapag na-burned out ka, stress, even yung problema sa labas ng trabaho, there are tendencies baka mag-give up ka na lang. And in the end talo ka. Sumuko ka agad eh.
But then, each day I am learning something new. The struggles that I’ve been through nung mga nakaraang buwan made me realize a lot of things. And let me share some of this learnings to you.
1. You Gotta Have A Right Mind-Set
Never ever allow that frustration,disappointments steal away the positivity within you. Isa yan sa mga natututunan ko. Kapag marunong kang deadmahin yung mga bagay na hindi naman worthy ng iyong oras or sa tingin mo maba-badtrip ka, wag mo ng i-entertain. Masisira talaga araw mo nyan. And I tell you, be ready, kasi yung mga nagiging fruitful sila yung madalas tine-test, lalo na ang pasensya. I believe in the saying that “What you believe is what you become.” What you think, then it’ll produce it’s results. If you settle with all the negativity it won’t take you any further.
2. Sometimes, It’s not about the money
Totoo yan! Been with BPO industry for quite some time now and I’ve experienced that. I thought, being paid with high base salary, good allowance, attractive benefits will make you stay in the company, I thought it’ll make me happy. No. It’ll not. Malaki nga sweldo mo, wala ka namang time sa pamilya mo, sa kaibigan mo, sa sarili mo at higit sa lahat kay Lord. Yes, you get paid well, pero grabe ang stress, parang nagta-trabaho ka then you’ll get paid well and kasama pala sa basic mo yung stress. Wag na lang. Pero siempre magpapaka-ipokrito naman ako kung sasabihin kong Ok lang na maliit ang sweldo. Hello? We all want that, we wanted to get paid well, pero in at the same time dapat balanse. Saka wala namang madaling trabaho eh. Kahit nga yung kumain ng kumain nakakapagod. More than of what we get out of our work, we should consider of who we become because of our work. I dare you with this question, bukod sa sweldo, what motivates you to work?
3. If you won’t get satisfied today, what do you think will satisfy you in the future?
You have to be satisfied and content. Self-explanation na lang yan. Kadalasan kasi kapag hindi na tayo masaya sa isang bagay, iniiwan na lang natin. Hindi na tayo masaya eh. Just like at work. If we feel like we’re not happy anymore, we’re bored with our daily routine, demotivated, tatamarin na tayo. Mag-start na ulit tayong maghanap ng bagay na makakapagpasaya natin tulad nung time na last mong naramdaman yan bago ka napunta kung saang company ka man ngayon nagta-trabaho. Kaya siguro isa to sa mga mahirap na tanong during interview eh. “What will make you stay in the company?” Then sasagot ka ng "If the company makes me happy". Paano kung di kana masaya? Anhirap i-justify ng sagot. Ang totoo kasi. Lahat nagbabago. Nothings permanent except change. Kung hindi ka satisfied ngayon, ano sa tingin mo yung makakapagpa-satisfy sayo in the future?
4. LOVE what you’re doing.
Kailangan mong matutunang mahalin kung anong ginagawa mo ngayon. Kasi kapag mahal mo yung ginagawa mo,it doesn’t matter kung nakakapagod, nakaka-stress, paulit-ulit eh pipiliin mong gawin ang task na naka-atang sayo kasi mahal mo ang trabaho mo. And I’m pretty sure your work will love you too as well. Di natin masasabi, what if the management sees all your efforts, na nage-excel ka, blessing yan!
5. Set Your Goals
Dapat mag-level up. That doesn’t mean that you are not satisfied to where you are right now but my point in here is that, it’ll benefit you. You’ll be able to influence other people. You can share your thoughts, your ideas, and people will admire for you that. It’ll make you grow and it’ll make you a better person.
I can’t please you with all those stuffs that I’ve shared. Pero I’ve learned a lot on to where I am right now. I’ve learned how to be satisfied with the things that I have right now. Yes, there is lacking, pero bilog naman ang mundo eh. You have to embrace what you’re doing kasi let’s face the fact that, hindi lahat ng bagay pwede nating baguhin. Sabi nga eh, accept the things that you can’t change.
Ngayon, mas masaya akong pumapasok sa trabaho. Mas motivated, mas excited. Minsan, stress pero sabi ko nga wag mong i-entertain yang mga bad vibes na yan. Sayo din kasi yung balik. Nae-excite akong matuto. Nun kasi dahil puro stress yung iniintindi ko, na-left out yung trabaho, Andami ko pa palang bagay na hindi alam. Minsan nga napapa-nganga na lang ako. Yung tipong “Ah ganun pala yun”. And that what makes me excited to go to work. There’s more on to it pala sa ginagawa ko everyday. And with the right mindset, satisfaction and contentment, if you love what you’re doing, the goal that you set will take you further far more than what you can imagine.
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
At all times, Dare To Be.
~Life, the Truth, and Being Free (Steve Maraboli)
We’re talking about dreams…
Officemate: Wow, laki ng pangarap mo ah! Di ko ma-reach!
Me: Libre lang kasi yun teh. Nangarap ka na lang din naman eh di taasan mo na. Saka mas malaki dun si Lord, that’s why I’m confident.
Officemate: Wow! Amen Pastor!
~end of conversation~
Seriously, when we pray to God make sure that it is a God-sized prayer, kasi He can do everything. Kaya Niya yun ibigay sayo. As long as you believe. Sabi nga sa bible, just pray and believe and it will be given to you.