There are a few things we can count on to always be present in our workplace –
- Obstacles – Unexpected obstacles that throw our well laid plans off
- Feedback – Room for improvement in how we do things
- Admin – Admin work we’d rather not do
- Politics – People issues or politicking (as long as there are more than 2 people working on something)
Despite their ever present nature, we still regularly react to obstacles, feedback, admin and politics with annoyance. We often act surprised, astonished even and let these things get us down.
Perhaps we should save the surprise for things that are actually surprising. These are ever present in our lives and make things interesting (up to a point).
So, we might as well love them for what they teach us and get on with it.