When you approach each day as a way to work toward something positive in your career you need to make sure the work you’re doing and the way you’re going about your business on a regular basis is taking you in the right direction. Not only do you want to see the grand vision of what you’re creating in your career, you need to help make your direction a focused one with specific goals in mind every day. This will make it easier for you to keep you mind right when you aren’t attempting to battle against too many different ways to achieve success. Bring your focus to a narrow point in front of you and make those positive strides on a daily basis that will help you achieve the career success you’ been searching for.
People Want to See Meaning in Their Work
Smart Brief Article:
For some, the purpose of work is to earn a paycheck to pay for the items and lifestyle we have built for ourselves outside of work. For many others, a sense of purpose and belonging can be found with the work that you do. It’s important for managers as well as employees to create that sense of purpose in the workplace and make everyone feel like they are important to the overall goal. BY the same token, employees need to find that purpose in the work no matter how menial the task is that has to be accomplished. If you feel every step you take and every action you perform at work is a step in the direction of progress for a greater goal in your work, you’ll be able to enjoy significantly more and feel as if you’re part of a team with high aspirations in your career.
Don’t Set Too Many Goals for Yourself
Harvard Business Review Article:
It probably wouldn’t take much at all for you to analyze your professional life over the past year or more and find more than one hundred ways you could change and improve your professional life. We may resolutions on a regular basis, but when it comes to those annual planning sessions you could do better to trim down the number of goals you set and increase the number of times you make new goals. Start by making goal changes for the next quarter and then review what you’ve done. When you do this, you give yourself a shorter time of commitment which allows you to feel a looming deadline. Also, set only two or three goals at a time, don’t try and go for the gusto and change your entire life, start small and see what you can accomplish.
How to Speak “Boss” and Decode What Your Manager Really Means
US News Careers Article:
In the workplace there are many phrases that are uttered which have more meaning to them than what they present on the surface. If your boss asks you “are you busy right now?” you probably feel like you need to tell them you are but maybe not; really, this is a phrase to let you know they’re about to interrupt whatever you’re doing but in a polite way. Over time we’ve come up with some of these interesting ways to talk to someone without being completely direct. There are even phrases that can let you know that you might be in the wrong job, are working too slowly, or have to take on more work regardless of how you feel about the work.