In order to outperform and be successful at work, you can do many things which will lead you directly towards the promotion and high raise- but more importantly, there are few things that you can stop doing if you want to succeed.
Both; the good and the bad works parallel at the workplace. You have chances of making to promotion only if you practice more of good behavior and eradicate the bad habits.
Talking particularly about bad habits; it is easier to get rid of them in comparison to adopting positive behavior.
Hence below are some of such bad habits that have been working as a hindrance in your way to triumph:
1. Maintain distance from complaints:
You are not asked to put up a smile or happy mask to show everything is perfect, but least you should do is stick to the professional code and try to be the way your job wants you to be.
It is not bad to express your opinion, but you need to understand where it is appropriate to interfere and where it is not.
Do a favor to yourself and company by speaking up in situations, which you think might impact the company’s growth as well as yours. Always stay away from inappropriate complaints like lack of snacks for the evening coffee or how stupid the new plan is etc.;
2. Mind your sense:
We know that one person at the workplace who speaks a lot has an opinion on everything or definitely has a problem with absolute change being made in an office. Such people are not taken seriously instead kicked out of the office as soon as the replacement is available.
Speaking irrelevantly is wastage of time and energy. You should focus on voicing the words that you think might be important to know or understand.
Educate yourself by asking questions but know the difference between unnecessary knowledge and required information.
3. Stop using excuses as an armor:
Take the responsibilities of troubles created by you. Instead of blaming it on a colleague, stand up to it, and ask for forgiveness and a chance to rectify it.
The failures are inevitable; therefore, you need to act responsibly and practice your work so that you do not make the same mistake again.
Making up excuses again a waste of time, instead, use that energy and time in executing your work so that less and fewer mistakes are made.
Some ways to get through this are:
- Set a deadline 4 days prior to the submission or meeting and work accordingly. Do not leave anything for the last moment.
- Communicate if you are facing problems while execution.
- Do not hesitate in asking for help.
- Do not get influenced by coworkers’ perspective of seeing things.
4. Do not fear failure:
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” There is no way of reciting the importance of failing it is when you fail, you understand why it was vital for you to do better. Failure is a teacher; a person who learns and takes the weak points into consideration is more likely to succeed than the one who is too rigid to change.
5. Stop blaming yourself:
Every miss-happening or failure is not your responsibility. It is fine to blame yourself for things you have committed but not for things that barely had to do anything with you.
Stay away from colleagues who repress and push you into a depressing state. You need to be more alert and acquainted with the negative happening around you.
6. Catch up with focus:
There is no way to succeed without being utterly focused on your goals. Focus is derived from strategies and plans. Therefore your foremost concern should be the development of plans and ways to get through obstacles.
Start by accomplishing small goals. Note down the mistakes while performing the tasks and rectify them from time to time.
Time plays an important aspect in maintaining the focus. Be punctual, and your life will fall into places naturally.
7. Quit assuming, start working:
Our brain is said to take us places; be it through our thinking or sharpness to solve the problem. Do not over think and over analyze any situation at the workplace. Use your brain wisely and comprehend the solution for the situation in hand.
Seek the advice of your senior, put it into actions, and see if you are going as per the expectation and if not, then how can you convey the expected result?
Do not let the plans and hard work stay imprinted on papers, work on them, and ask for help when required.