Improve yourself every day!
Millions of people work daily but are not getting the best out of themselves. Not because they don’t want to, but because they don’t know how. They are stuck in old ways and do things “because they always do it.”. Do you like your job, but is it time to take it to the next level? Then look at the tips below and ensure you get the best out of yourself!
Make sure your colleagues do not see you as “that colleague who always makes things difficult” but as someone who knows what to do. Be friendly and polite to everyone you speak to, regardless of position. Be positive by always saying ‘please’ when you ask for something and ‘thank you’ when you get something. If you take a positive attitude, you will see that others also adopt a positive attitude. This is particularly important as a manager. People look at the behavior of their managers and see them as role models. Remember the positive events, and don’t get stuck in negative emotions. If you don’t like your job, find the work you want. When you do something that you enjoy, it doesn’t feel like a job but a hobby.
Make your colleagues feel special by encouraging them when you see the opportunity. Delegate your tasks; you don’t have to do everything yourself. Always be there for your colleagues and help if you can. Be a real team player. Also, ask for help yourself if you need it (even if you are a manager, it is vital to ask for help from your employees now and then). It is not a weakness; it is actually powerful if you dare to ask for help. Be happy with the result you have achieved together (Even if someone else gets the credits while you did the work or suggested the idea).
Be honest and respectful
Always be honest and indicate if you find something difficult. Always respect the other, then people will treat you with respect too. Don’t gossip. Gossip isn’t respectful, and you want to be treated with respect, don’t you? Keep your integrity. Take responsibility and stick to the rules. Always take your own responsibility and never “blame” anyone else. Make sure you keep your agreements and be reliable and sincere. Also, be as transparent as possible. The more information you provide, the more your colleagues will know what you are doing and why.
Take tasks seriously
Concentrate on a task and do it properly before starting a new task. Consider all your tasks as essential and complete each task with diligence. Keep getting the best out of yourself, even if you think you are already very good at your job. See a new opportunity to challenge yourself in each task. Make sure to meet your deadlines. Deliver excellent work within the agreed time.
Make sure you keep up with your education regularly. This way, you stay informed of the latest developments and master the right skills. Be open to learning new things. This way, you avoid getting bored. Observe carefully, and take a good look around you. Opportunities can be there for the taking, but then you must have identified them. Make a plan for yourself. Where am I now? Where do I want to go? What do I have to do to achieve this?
Think in solutions
Always keep doing your best despite some setbacks. You can’t fail if you’ve done your best, but you can if you haven’t. Never be afraid. See your tasks as a challenge and not as obstacles. Do not shy away from difficulties and fears; put your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel and trust your own qualities. You are the best version of yourself.
You might have made some mistakes in the past. Don’t dwell on that. You’re you right now. The person who has learned. Keep on moving. Focus on the solution!
And finally, always look at yourself, everything you need to be is created by you!
Challenge yourself. Never settle for good; always go for the highest possible. Be persistent; proceed when others give up. The difference between potential and impossible lies in your own determination.
Keep your balance
Don’t let emotions guide you. If you are angry, count to ten and a hundred before speaking. Listen carefully to the other person, and do not react immediately. Be to the point, and don’t beat around the bush. Lack of clarity creates uncertainty, and that leads to stress.