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Get out if you hate it!

Hate is such a strong word and I don’t like using it unless I have to, but so many people that I come across tell me how much they hate their job or hate their personal situation or hate their manager etc.

So here is my response – Do something about it!

If you don’t, hate will rip you to pieces and stop anything positive happening in your life.

The first thing to do is to sit down and identify why you have such a dislike of your current situation. Are you bored? Do you dislike the people? Is the situation unethical? Whatever the reason you must first know what it is that you don’t like and why.

Then you need to identify what bits you can actually do something about; or are you feeling this way because it is in dispute with your value system – then that is a different matter.

The third thing to do is to be honest with yourself and ask if you are actually prepared to do something about it. You see, often people who complain a lot actually enjoy their misery and talking about how bad things are is often more important than fixing it. So be honest – do you really want to change the situation?

If so – then do something about it!

We really are only here for a short time and I would like to think that people did everything they could to be happy, but we are responsible for our own happiness and the decisions we make – no-one else.

So disturbers, if you don’t like your current situation, then get disturbed enough to either fix it or change it.

Take control and do something about it, because hate will eat you up and Optimistic Disturbers always look for a positive solution.

Until next time – keep getting disturbed to create a better way!


Des penny


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2 responses to “Get out if you hate it!”

  1. Cynthia says:

    I’ve had many different roles within my current organisation. I have been here over 16 years and some of the positions I have undertake have been quite challenging – and I do like to be challenged. How boring it would be if that were not to happen!

    If you really ‘hate’ the tasks you do, the people you work with, and the place to go to every day – its time to change!

    I am forever the optimist – glass half full, sun always shines, the grass is always green, and my lollypop never loses its stripes!

    Reinvent yourself – find that passion that you have that’s still there, somewhere inside there, and go for it! We all aspire to be better than we are, some of us just need to look inside ourselves to evolve again.

    I speak from lots of experiences – and happy to share and motivate you to be just who you are – be happy with you.

    • Des Penny says:

      Thanks Cynthia, great to hear comments from people who have their glass half full and have and do experience life to its fullest. Love the lollypop scenario! Keep motivating. We need more inspirational people in all of our lives.



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