With all the changes going on in your organization, it can feel nice to vent your coworkers. You know…get it out. Misery likes company right?  And, you ask yourself, “Why am I acting like a victim?”

It is natural to feel worried and concerned during times of change.  Often we blame others. Sometimes, we throw a pity party and invite others to attend. We talk about how hopeless it is and how helpless we feel. Throwing a pity party doesn’t make us very appealing as a coworker or as a leader.

Acting like a victim is personally and professionally damaging. We miss opportunities, we miss the chance of being respected and admired as the one who helped move change along. Acting like a victim adds stress to our lives and wears us down as well as everyone around us too.

It is essential to accept the changes we face, remain productive, and have a positive influence on our staff and within ourselves. Put your shoulders back and take on change head-on. Often when we face change it is easy to fall into the pit of self-pity. Worrying about the future is silly; you are creating the future. You have the job. We should be thrilled that our organization has so much confidence in us.

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