From the department of keeping things simple, here’s a quick post that was inspired by a conversation I had last week with a friend.
It’s common to talk with friends and family and hear them complain about their job; everyone does. Mostly, people complain about their boss, not being appreciated, not getting opportunities, and not getting rewarded for their work.
Someone who doesn’t complain is rare.
Yes, there are some bosses who suck; and they don’t know it. But we sometimes suck too if we’re not bringing it everyday, and get in our own way of making progress. Having a great time at work comes down less to skills than attitude; don’t let your boss shape your attitude towards your work.
With that said, here are 6 things you should stop doing at work immediately in order to succeed:
- Stop complaining;
- Stop gossiping;
- Stop monitoring everyone else’s work, and focus on your own performance;
- Stop being selfish, everything is not about you;
- Stop being late;
- Stop acting like you’re entitled and instead give more than you expect back.
How you show up determines where you end up. And the less demanding and high maintenance you are, the more you will be appreciated and rewarded. Remember: Complaining doesn’t make you a leader. It makes you a complainer, even if you don’t want to admit it.