There are so many days where I feel like that. I feel like no matter how hard I try, there isn’t a single bloody thing that I could do to make people happy. Somebody always wants more. This is definitely something I go through at work. On days where I feel I did an amazing job at something, They are quick to say, “Well you could’ve done this better” or “Yeah, but this…”.
There really shouldn’t be a situation where someone tells you “great job, but…”. It irks the life out of me. When I work with my associates, I always try to be positive.
Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader. I had one associate tell me how frustrated she was with a manager. I asked her, “Did you do your best? If the answer is ‘yes’, then don’t worry about what she said. If the answer is ‘no’, then you know you have to do better.” Her response was, “I could’ve done better.”
There lies the difference. If you know you have given something your all, then who the heck cares what others have to say. I’ve actually told my manager this. If I know I gave you my best, then the problem is not me.
What some seem to be missing is that nobody can ask you for more than your best. So if that is what you are giving, tell the rest of the world to back up.