It would be wonderful if chasing the American Dream was as “Happily Ever After” as it’s depicted to be. Often we have to slog through a lot of heavy lifting, horse manure (helps things grow), and unpleasant people to get where we’re going. Just as you are entering into a “relationship” with any job or career, you are also entering into relationships with the people you work with. It’s up to YOU whether you make it a good, bad or neutral experience. Many of you spend mucho time in a work environment, which means you’re spending mucho time with co-workers. If you decide those relationships are going to be bad, you’ll be right.
“What you think about, you bring about.”
Spending that much time with anyone, especially if personalities clash, can often make for a very volatile work environment. Just know it’s not good enough to “sweep problems under a rug” and/or “stick your head in the sand” enough to ignore it. You have to make a conscious choice to find positive ways to deal with unpleasant work situations and/or relationships.
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