Earlier today I wrote an article, “Doing, Making, Working, Empowering.”
I’ve written a number of times of the importance of taking charge and making your own job (usually by starting your own business) when you are unemployed, because it’s essential to your psychological well-being to consistently act to empower yourself.
This time I wanted to write a little something addressed to those who are employed. Those who want to remain employed and want to be happy about it.
So, I explained some of the psychology behind the need for creation and action, the need to make an impact on your world. I wanted to clarify that whether you work for someone else or you work for yourself, if you are a normal, reasonably healthy person, you have a drive to make things or do things that have valuable, visible results.
In order for you to have the kind of impact you want, make the contributions your want, create the results you want to see, you have to be adaptable. You have to constantly improve or “tweak” your skills and abilities. You have to be aware of where you “fit” in the workplace and how to keep your place there or progress further.