In Work, I am not Replacable

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Those who take pride in their work or career path, being viewed as “irreplaceable” may be a goal to show that you are the best of the best in your field. I have to agree, it is commendable when people dedicate themselves to their passions in the workplace and create alternative options that might be more beneficial or promote overall happiness in their department. But when the day winds down and you are to go home and face your home, what do you think about or want to gain personally for yourself?

Let’s explore the concept of “irreplaceable” at work:

No one is like you, out of all the people in the world, we are all different and unique in our own ways. We have passions, quirks, strengths, and weaknesses that make us, us. If we focus on our self-development as a whole and how it can benefit our work along with our endgame goal in our industry, it would outline our priorities professionally and personally.

It is always important to be adaptable and flexible in learning new techniques and learning how best to grow in your position and if you have the ability to branch out with a supervisor’s permission to cater your passions into your role in a cool way, that is always a plus. However, do not overstep boundaries on a regular basis to prove you are always willing and flexible especially if you are not being compensated for the changes. 

If all you take from this is that you are an ever-growing and developing human within your field, whether you are a welder, culinary artist or program developer for a company; you can be great in your environment, but remember that seasons can come and go. Your season at your job is important, but don’t lose sight of other responsibilities or priorities that are important to you. 

If you are interested in learning more about workplace stress, boundaries, and personal growth that is congruent with your professional growth, therapists are ready to help.

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