Often times we can fall in a rut at work. We start accepting unhappiness as our destiny and quit fighting it like we did in our twenties. Make it a point today to identify some of the hindrances you’re facing with your company or position and take a step to get past them.
Personal growth should be something you’re looking to accomplish each and every day. No one likes change, but how many of these 25 things can you stop doing at work today?
- Stop bottling up your talent. The 21st century is perhaps the most exciting time in history to possess unique knowledge and talent. There are so many outlets for you to showcase your talent. Whether it’s a blog, eBook, podcast or other form of expression, get your knowledge out there – it’s one of the 7 ways to be seen as an expert in your industry.
- Stop being afraid to fail. I know it’s become a cliche, but failure can be extremely valuable. Do you really think that successful people never fail? Of course this is not the case, they’ve just worked through failure and ended with success. No one should strive for failure, but I’d rather swing and miss than never be in the game.
- Stop being unorganized. Start making lists and setting goals for yourself. It’s easy to lose sight of what you want to accomplish if you don’t keep in front of you. Try to organize the tasks you must complete today as well as those which are not priorities – your day will be more efficient and less stressful, guaranteed!
- Stop shrugging responsibility. You should be the first to volunteer for a new project. Not only will you probably learn something new, you’ll gain the respect of those around you.
- Stop being afraid to socialize with upper management. Manager’s want to promote and hire well rounded, likable people. While it’s always important to be respectful, don’t wait around for executives to notice you, put yourself out there to be noticed. Take the initiative to setup a happy hour or group lunch – it will be noticed.