Competitions can be intensely acrimonious and bitter. So is rivalry in places of work. But all the energy and efforts that go into place of work rivalry can actually be put to good use. They can be converted into positive force: collaboration.

Recent research results have shown that people who motivate other people to success almost always end up being successful themselves. This has been put down to the inevitable derivation of joy from the handiwork. And happiness is a major ingredient for a calm mind and super state of well-being.

This is particularly true for some professions, endeavour and vocation. Let’s together see what you can try amongst the forthcoming points.

1.      Teach

I hope you know teaching isn’t for teachers alone! In fact, it is mostly informal and takes place virtually everywhere. Including among colleagues at work. So, you have no excuse not to teach.  

What I’m saying is teach your colleagues whatever you know that can be useful to them. You don’t need a classroom for that, do you?

Don’t hoard knowledge in the name of competition. To thrive takes more than just outstripping others. Others’ support is necessary. And people you trained, more often than not, remain indebted to you.

Please try it.

2.      Counsel

Yes, there are professional counsellors all over the country. But not everybody gets to see one. This is despite the fact that many need their services. Nothing poses a tougher challenge than this.

Whatever your profession, you also can read up on counselling and human psychology and how to apply these bodies for knowledge to helping people.

Remember there are many depression-inducing circumstances in places of work. If you’re able to help a fellow regain their confidence and spirit, they end up getting emotionally attached to you.

 Just think of what this can do for your career.

3.      Nurse

This is specifically for professional nurses. Your job is a sensitive and delicate one. You deal with people when they’re most vulnerable. So you’ve got to give every service you render a human face. You can’t help it.

Nursing maybe a paid job today, but had started out as a mere humanitarian endeavour. And it shouldn’t lose that humanitarian touch.

The smile you bestow on a dying patient isn’t wasted, neither is your patience in handling them. Certainly those token gestures light your own heart in a big way and melt away tension in your muscles.  

And for you who are not yet a nurse, it’s never too late. You can join an online nursing school and within a couple of years you’re already a certified nurse. That is if you feel nursing is your vocation.

4.      Write

This is the rallying point for all that have so far been discussed: writing. You know you can positively touch many lives through writing and never meet the majority of them in person.

Your book, blog post or any other forms of writing can explore every nook and cranny of the world. You can’t.

And every skill you have can be utilised. You can teach or coach and counsel through your writings. And you can so easily feel a genuine sense of fulfilment.

Your inspiration becomes more vivid and deep. And you’ll become super productive.