Get Truly Smart!


At work, my brilliance and experience go unrecognized and untalented workers make significantly more money than me because of the clueless management. I have tried discussing this with my boss and his boss, with little success. I am even looking for other jobs in the area. How can I get others to recognize my special abilities and reward me accordingly?


Ironically, the way to lasting recognition and reward is not via directly promoting self, but through elevating and empowering others. Hence, to achieve true success (both career-wise and personally) shift your attention to helping others become the best they can be (without requiring they immediately value what you are offering or even recognize your role in such assistance). Only such pure focus on others and their ultimate success, growth and happiness will permanently break the spell of lack and limitation in your life. That's because such a giving approach automatically aligns you with divine will and all the transformative power it contains.

In conjunction with this, thinking and especially speaking negatively about co-workers or your work environment (even just among family members or friends) always creates problems. Ultimately, God wants you to be discerning (clearly see the truth of others and your circumstances). If such "discernment" is not heavily laced with optimism regarding the ultimate potential of others, compassion and respect for where they currently are and a natural desire to truly assist, then assume you are not seeing accurately (with divinely-inspired vision).

As such, your general assessment of others as "untalented" or "clueless" is probably not correct. In fact, consider the possibility that both your co-workers and the management know something about creating a rewarding career and a successful company that you presently don't. For example, that mental brilliance, creative genius, raw talent and even tons of experience have much less to do with long-term success than relational factors.

That's because all work environments are just an extension of the family dynamic. Consequently, the more encouraging, resourceful, caring, engaging, cooperative, trustworthy, high-minded, etc. you are in such a context, the more you add to your "work family's" viability and success. Helping others feel safe (due to acceptance), more heard and seen (via actively listening and observing) and cared for (through the energy you emanate, the words you speak and the actions you undertake in support of their highest good) will ultimately return those same energies in kind.

You see, work relationships/environments are really no different from all other human encounters, in that they are strongly emotional and reciprocal in nature. Such a seemingly painful and often frustrating design was created long ago by Higher Forces to help each person more elegantly and efficiently unravel the illusion surrounding their heart.

Often those who are mentally gifted (or otherwise uniquely talented) suffer most in such a dynamic, in that they tend to believe in and rely on such strengths at the expense of other forms of "intelligence". Given that relational/emotional intelligence has such an impact on both your success and ultimate happiness; it makes sense to expand your I.Q in this area. Not only will it improve your experience within the company setting, but in all arenas beyond (including your relationship with God).

Firmly admitting to yourself that you are somewhat "untalented" or "clueless" in this regard will allow you to receive help from others who are more developed. Honestly acknowledging such limitations will also increase your compassion and therefore your ability to assist those who are less brilliant or experienced in your areas of strength. From the highest perspective, you chose to be in this environment in order to teach something to your co-workers as well as learn (equally, if not more) from them. Hence, I encourage you to not throw away the opportunity to get "truly smart" by leaving such a perfect classroom prematurely!

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