Ok, I am trying to practice tolerance of others and here is where I am struggling.
A couple of years ago, I was give a verbal warning at work because my performance was not good enough. Of course at the time I was concern of losing my income and angry. So I shaped up. As humbling as it is to admit, I know see why it happened because I had become very careless.
Well, the good news is, not only has my performance improved, but almost on a weekly basis, my boss is complimenting me on how I keep improving. Also, I am getting more satisfaction from my job when I am actively participating and caring about the work (as oppose to doing the requirements to get a pay check)
So here is my problem. Whenever someone new asks me a question, I am having trouble being tolerant. 2 years ago, I would have seen it as a welcome break from my duties. Now I see it as 'how could you not know what I know in my sleep'. I try to correct my thinking and be tolerant of the new person. I also try to not tell them the answer but explain the theory so they as well can become better employees.
Well, today I had to help someone who has been there 2 years with a task he has never done before. I kind of resented his lack of knowledge when he has been in the department 2 years and still didn't know what appeared to be basic. I also resented his interuption with questions before letting me finish my point. I also had a comment from my boss ringing in my ears 'He doesn't put in the same urgency as you do with his tasks'. I try hard to run my own race and not judge others. Especially since half the time I have no idea what he is really working on.
Also, sometimes I suspect when my boss 'slightly' puts others down, she doesn't mean what she ways about the other person half as much as she is trying to compliment me.
So in a nutshell, the more I expect of myself, the more I expect of others. Can people share tips on how to continue to expect from myself yet be patient of others?