The Jakarta Post
Five tips that you could use to stay invested and interested in your career. (Shutterstock/Monster Ztudio)
"Be passionate about what you want to do". That is the number one most common thing people might tell us when we begin our career. Being unhappy with your job will lead you nowhere. But how do you stay interested working in the same career for the rest of your life, and how do you find meaning behind your work?
Here are five tips that you could use according to Forbes to stay invested and interested in your career:
1. Find out why
You have to know your whys. In short, you have to question why you do what you do. It will help you to connect on a personal level to your career, and it will encourage you to climb the career ladder faster.
2. Plan your goals
It helps to plan short- and long-term goals in relation to your ambitions. Use your calendar and apps to give yourself friendly reminders so that you never lose sight of your aspirations.
3. Learn something new
Picking up a new skill that is relevant to your career will always come in handy — and who knows, you might enjoy doing it. Your boss might appreciate the new set of skills that you’re going to bring into the team.
4. Take constructive criticism
Feedback is good. You can always ask for feedback from your manager or coworkers. It will help you to become a better person, and it can also motivate you to do better in your work. You will also learn new things.
5. Avoid negativity
Stay positive. Don’t join in the office gossip, and try to avoid negative thoughts and comments. It can help your stress levels go down, and you might enjoy your job a little bit more. (ely/wng)