I’ve found that I can put up with a lot of negative things on my job (salary cuts, bad bosses, failed projects, etc.) as long as one thing is in place… that I’m learning something new. If I’m gaining knowledge, new skills, wisdom, etc., I tell myself I’m making an investment that will pay off in the future, and that positivity helps carries me along.
But if the learning stops I start dying inside. Boredom sets in, I start complaining more, and it makes it much harder to tolerate the negative things in life. It also causes me to wonder what I’m missing out on if I went to work someplace else.
In the following video, I share some thoughts about what happens when you stop learning, and what questions you can ask yourself to get back on track. (Bonus: Look for the appearance by El Cid at the end)