Employers drop poor-performing workers - will you be next? Be better at your job to rise higher and quicker than expected.
But how do you improve your performance?
- Take Breaks. There exists the misconception that you trudge through hours of work, so you're more productive or work 'harder'. You may seem to work harder, but you likely don't. After a long time focusing on one activity the brain's attention lowers, a University of Illinois study discovered. It also found out that employing small breaks increases productivity. Work smarter and become more productive by taking breaks.
- Keep a Journal and Plan the Next Day. At each day's end write out the day's events. Analyze the flaws and propose how you could've finished tasks more efficiently and effectively. Writing has been reported to have a positive correlation to IQ, so keeping a handwritten journal (because handwriting helps the brain memorize) can help. After reflecting, plan the next day. It, planning, gets you clear, important objectives (not checking your inbox every ten minutes, wasting time); therefore, each day you don't need to work without knowledge of your goals, by which you can measure the success of every day.
- Plan the Next Few Years. Rome wasn't built in a day. A successful career isn't either. Each project ought to move you to your long-term goal. When life creates obstacles, modify your plan, but keep moving.
- When in Doubt, Get Help. You're smart, but you aren't God. Sometimes you won't know or understand. As Mark Twain said: 'He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.' If you understand but feel unsure about your understanding, still ask. Varying views may help you understand in new ways.
- Congratulate Yourself For Completing Goals. Achieving long-term goals should come with a reward. Treat yourself. But don't forget to return to work and set higher goals.
The better you are at your job, the further in life you go. Only you can choose how good you'll be and thus your level of success or failure. To learn more more about other opportunities, contact us.
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