Usually when we talk about a person with a chip on their shoulder we’re not saying it with any positive intentions. She has a chip on her shoulder because her colleague was promoted ahead of her so she doesn’t work as hard as she used to.
Use it to outwork everyone
Having a chip on your shoulder can certainly lead to a bad attitude, but a chip can also lead you in the exact opposite direction. Having a chip on your shoulder can make you want to outwork everyone else in your circle. It can light the fire your belly that makes you want to get up earlier, stay later, learn more.
Use it to drive yourself
Have a chip on your shoulder about the car your neighbour drives? Good use it to drive yourself to work harder.
Use it to upgrade yourself
Have a chip on your shoulder about the person you went to school with who takes three vacations a year? Focus on that while you’re upgrading your skills to get you to from one point in your career to the next.
Have a chip on your shoulder about having to eat the same sandwich every day for lunch? With every bite of that sandwich chew on ways you can improve your situation – and your meal plan!
Use it to prove them wrong
People with a chip on their shoulder often go from the worst person on the team to the best. They are on a mission to prove the people who didn’t believe in them wrong, and prove to themselves that they are as strong and as capable as they told themselves they could be.
People with the biggest chips on their shoulders transform into people who cause others to have chips on their shoulders!