Are You Sabotaging Your Career?
People in general we are all afraid of change. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how small it is, most of the times, especially if it may affect some aspect in one’s daily routine in life it will definitely get anyone thinking twice before taking a leap.
Some people are spontaneous and just take chances all the time, but everything to an extreme it’s not wise.
When it comes to work, there’s that fear of not being liked, coming out to be too cocky, thinking its best to keep low and do what you’re told because at least you will know your job is safe, but do you honestly think that will get you anywhere? Aren’t you tired of doing the same thing every day at work and not having seizing that opportunity to grow?
If you’re the sort that tends to seek advice through your parents, don’t get me wrong, it’s cool that you can rely on family to help but there’s a disadvantage, the advice they might give will probably be based on what they would do themselves.
Here’s my advice to you.
Don’t stick to just work, it’s good to socialize, know your co-workers a little. Go out, have some drinks, get yourself recognized out there, but careful you don’t want to look irresponsible over drinking. I mean, a drunken coworker doesn’t spark as a responsible sort. Pride, can get in the way of anything at work, and don’t let it. You might just end up doing the job wrong by accident. In fact, getting others opinions, and receiving help is good. Learn to take advice and constructive criticism. No one is perfect, there’s always room for improvement. Even if it’s a comment from an angry coworker, or you feel they are being a little bit off and harsh. Don’t lash back in return. This will show how mature you can take things and confidence. Who likes a bragger? We all have that misconception that bragging is wrong, might get ugly looks.
Before your performance reviews, it’s alright to send a heads-up reminder of your accomplishments. The difference between bragging to your coworkers or to your boss is that, probably your coworkers didn’t ask, as for your boss, it is something they need to look into. Now if your coworker compliments you over some task they noticed you did well, take credit for what you did, show that you know what you are doing and you are confident in yourself.
Follow those few tips; it might help you get somewhere. Don’t get stuck in thinking of just tomorrow, think ahead, set yourself goals. Ask yourself where do you want to be in 5 years, maybe 10, and ask what will it take to get yourself there. Try expanding your horizons, learning all that’s to learn and more.
We as humans never stop growing and learning, it’s part of our nature, so get on with the program and seek for success in your career.