Every day when you wake up, you have a choice.
You continue to have choices throughout the day.
Thankfully, most of us don’t live in totalitarian states, we don’t live in repressive regimes, we have the weight and responsibility of free will hanging over our shoulders. Every action, every interaction, is a conscious undertaking.
Being in HR does not absolve you of this responsibility. Yes, responsibility.
YOU. ARE. RESPONSIBLE.
If you don’t have the fight within you to make things different;
If you don’t believe that you can change the working lives of your colleagues for the better;
If you don’t have the guts and determination to lose but then stand up again;
If you yearn more for recognition than success;
If you search for deeper meaning in work yet offer no light to guide the way;
If your inactivity is driven by a desire for permission your proactivity hampered by your lack of courage;
If you seek value in acceptance and shun value in difference;
Then get out of the profession.
There are a million people out there who would gladly put themselves in your place. If you’re not up to it. Get out.
Every morning when you wake up, you have a choice.
Let’s not become self determined victims, scared of taking responsibility for our own destiny.
Nobody asked you to do this job, nobody asks you to stay in it. Will anyone miss you when you’re gone?
Those that have nothing to add, have nothing to add. And nothing will come of nothing.
So speak again.