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Are You Sabotaging Your Success?

By Sara Butler

You work hard, but if it hasn’t been enough to get you ahead at work, then you must be wondering why. The truth? There are some behaviors you might be displaying at work and even at home that are keeping you from getting the things you want and meeting your professional goals. Here are a few ways you might be sabotaging your own success.

You’re Negative

If your attitude immediately turns negative when you’re given new work or assigned a new task, then that negativity may be what’s holding your back. You should rethink how you’re approaching these situations. If you’re truly overworked, then it may be time to cut back for your own sanity.

You need to learn to identify negative thoughts when you’re having them so that you can deal with them in real time and realize what you’re doing. Channel your negative energy into positives by taking the lead on new projects and conquering them.

You’re Too Rigid

Life requires flexibility because it’s a bit unpredictable. If you’re not just a little malleable, then it will be to your detriment. You can’t approach your job as a single task because multi-tasking is something many employers are looking for in people they want to promote up the ranks.

Try to make peace with uncertainty at work and take things as they come. You need to practice being more flexible and taken outside of your comfort zone. You will eventually get to a point where you’re more comfortable with being more flexible, but it’ll take some training on your part to get there.

You’re Overcompetitive

Competition can really work in the workplace if it’s healthy. For some people, competition energizes people and pushes them to achieve more, but being nasty with your coworkers because you’re too competitive is a great way to turn your work environment into a toxic one.

If you find yourself getting jealous of the success of others, then you need to try to reevaluate your contributions outside of other people’s contributions. You need to create goals that you can feel good about that have nothing to do with things everyone else around you is doing. If your current work environment isn’t right for you, then it may be time to move on.

Remember, you are the master (or mistress) of your own destiny! So, look at improvements you can make to help you get ahead!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

 

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