It lies just between “I don’t hate my job” but “I don’t love it either.”
Many, many people are in this space. In fact, according to Gallup’s research on workplace disengagement, 51% of Americans are in that place — I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it.
Why is it so dangerous?
Because of Newton’s first law: An object at rest stays at rest.
And eventually that state of rest — also known as flatlining, plateuing, or status quo — manifests in dissatisfaction, malcontent, and relational discord.
I suppose I should make the disclaimer that this isn’t always the case, even though I believe it actually is. Let me put it this way — I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t hate it but doesn’t love it and who stays with it for very long.
Especially because it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you’re feeling stuck, break out.
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