During numerous instances we find ourselves stuck up in the mundane activities of daily routine and struggling to make it better with every passing second, just to get recognized. Getting noticed by people, being in the good-books and popping up as the prime choice for every task nearly, you seem really happy the way your career is progressing at the moment. But is that it?
Surely you get intimidated by your boss for some rhyme or reason, trying to clinch work targets just to impress him at every possible moment. Well, if that’s true, then so is the fact of you being insecure at some level or the other. It doesn’t have to be negative necessarily, but insecurities about not making it to the next designation, not staying the same efficient or being ignored by the team would ruin your career any way. Cutting it short, have a look at these tips to save yourself from any pitfalls.
Stop Running From it
Insecurity in itself is a divine experience, considering the fact that it stems out of humility, it is spiritual virtue experienced by everyone nearly. Work life is going crazy with targets, numbers, presentations, appraisals and nagging bosses. Caught up in such packed situations, it is natural to give in during a few instances. Same is the case with heightened self-consciousness that makes you fret and worry about all that’s going on at the workplace.
Before anything, you need to accept the fact that it is happening to you and can easily be averted with a few basics ensured. This way, you start finding solutions keeping yourself at peace.
Most work insecurities happen due to the fear of being surpassed by co-workers with brighter solutions and more workable ideas. Well, the only way out of this would be to stay equally efficient and available for any work the boss is finding a problem with. Staying curious you develop a knack of looking at work targets from a zillion perspectives, hence leaving all incessant worries aside. It not only shows that you are eager to learn, but demonstrates the fact that you are equally ambitious to form the right interface with people on key projects. So don’t just go for the same systematic work every day. Rather, try something that scares you and makes you put in some extra effort every time.
Find The Right Objective
Yes, that’s true indeed!
A multitude of workers suffer in the wake of work insecurities just because they are yet to find their career objective and a clear purpose with the organization. Once you are able to form the right connection between your work and all that it helps you to achieve, working with the same team would become a new experience altogether.
All that’s required is digging deep and finding anything that connects to your life goals. This ensured, any insecurities you have would be a case of past only.
Get the Right Allies on your Side
Sad it may sound, but career insecurities tend to keep you down and low on morale, be it any company you start working with. Suffice to say that it eventually gets you nowhere in the long run. What you require is the ‘right people support’ by your side. Find positive co-mentors and friends at work to rejuvenate all that’s lost during the process. Provided that the selection is made right, they can help you do wonders with the company and your career. If need be, network further to meet the right ones and build your career.
It’s nothing more than tad motivation you require. Look around you and observe all that can be achieved, but is missed for some reason or the other. Before you know, all that negativity would vanish and things will start falling back to their right place.
Author Bio: Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment across the globe. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.