Work can be one of the most challenging aspects of your life. It is simultaneously the answer to the majority of both your successes and your failures in life. However, you don’t have to be miserable in life when work is crushing you. There are ways to discover genuine happiness despite feeling defeated. The most effective way to lift your head and find goodness in your life despite a difficult work environment is to maintain good relationships in your life.
“If you’re getting along with those you love, life is good,” asserts Zig Ziglar in his presentation Golden Rule Relationships. “If your relationships with those you love are good, almost regardless of how everything else is going… regardless of where your corporate position or your network market is, almost regardless of where your bank account is,” your life is good.
From his extensive experience mentoring individuals and working with psychologists on the influence of relationships in the lives of individuals, Ziglar has discovered that many people have found happiness in life because of their relationships. When they feel loved, when they are loved, they feel safe and secure. When they give love to others, to their husband or wife or children, they feel fulfilled.
You see, every setback in your professional life does not have to be a setback in your personal life. Your personal life is separate from your professional life, and if you nurture it properly, you will be able to find happiness in your personal life when you feel defeated at work. The reality of a work-life balance is that your personal life is supposed to balance out your work when you feel defeated at work. So be sure to spend time in your relationships, nurturing them outside of your busy schedule.