7 Rules for Staying Competitive at Work
You’ve worked hard and devoted yourself to the organization and you’re eagerly awaiting the promotion letter that you feel you deserve. Much to your sorrow, your boss announces the promotion of your rival, who seems to be getting all the luck in his job.
Of course, it almost never is due to luck – your co-worker has been advancing rapidly because he possesses certain (obtainable) advantageous character traits, and you should aim to adopt some of them.
Here are some crucial characteristics/attitudes that you can adopt from people who get ahead in their careers.
RULE #1: Be Confident
RULE #2: Be Open to Challenges
RULE #3: Take Failures as Learning Opportunities
Do not be afraid of failing, instead adopt an optimistic mind-set when dealing with failures and recognize all the values and lessons that you learn just from taking a misstep. It is critical to incorporate these lessons to your approach to future tasks and strive for success!
RULE #4: Be Open to Feedback
People who move ahead are often very accepting towards feedback; in fact, they yearn for it and recognize its importance as a tool to improve their professional skills.
RULE #5: Remain Positive
Having an optimistic, upbeat attitude towards work, no matter how challenging and impossible the tasks that you’re assigned to might seem, is imperative to overcoming challenges.