Just a few days back I overheard two young team members talk about how even after putting in a lot of effort they were not able to succeed in the project assigned to them, the reason was some other team member who delayed certain deliverables. One of them was in fact depressed that her manager did not take her out for coffee during break hours.
When I checked records of these two team members I noticed that they were only three months into the system and had been assigned responsibilities accordingly and had little or no view of the overall progress of the project.
What makes these young people feel unsuccessful at work?
I do not concede with the popular belief that the millennials are self-absorbed or any bit less hardworking. I however firmly believe that their ambitions and dreams are not based on realities. Also the fact that they have been taught time and again that happiness or success is achieved through external factors rather than internal.
We have set goals for this generation throughout. We have however failed to help them understand that that happiness or success is not just in achieving the goals set. But also in the journey taken and their own success is not always to be compared with someone else’s success.
The generation that values showcasing whatever they have on Facebook and Snapchat, they have grown used to constantly comparing images instead of comparing personalities and they let these images define life for them.
This makes them either overconfident or extremely unhappy, the latter more than the former. They keep moving even when they are somewhere great.
What can bring in the feeling of fulfillment or success or happiness, is to have a more inward approach and have a vision. Goals that are written without a vision, have no or very little meaning. Write a vision statement for yourself in your current role and make goals accordingly.
Vision and Goals, follow the mantra at each stage of life and you bound to feel happy.
Bob Marley once said –
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
Blog Submitted by Ms. Vibha Singh
Company Name: Twine HR