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Comparison will kill you

It’s easy to compare yourself to your coworkers and how adjusted they are to their work. So, your colleague scores a new client, or gets a promotion. Your coworkers work does not diminish the work you do. If you always compare yourself to other people, you will never truly be satisfied with yourself. Remember, everyone’s life is on their own path. Just because someone succeeds now, does not mean you won’t. Own lane, own game.

Maintain a healthy work-life balance

Once you start working, you might feel inclined to throw yourself into your work and impress your boss. By doing this, you often let other aspects of your life slip. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance helps stave off stress and burnout. It is important to still allow yourself the things you enjoy doing outside of work. If you love playing tennis, make time for it. Go out for dinner, hang out with friends, read a book. Whatever you enjoy, don’t stop doing it because you’re “too busy”.

Burnout is real

Burnout is very real and can deeply impact on your work life and personal life. It is a severe stress condition that leads to severe physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. A stressful workload or environment can contribute greatly to burnout. To prevent this, you can follow a number of steps, such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, and getting enough sleep. Be aware of the symptoms, so that you know before it becomes a problem.

You can’t please everyone

Not everyone will like you and your ideas, and that’s ok. That’s life. You cannot control everything all the time. There will be several personalities in the workplace, some of which will clash. If you keep trying to please everyone, you will not please yourself. It can lead you into a negative attitude of questioning every decision. You can also waste time doing this. Once you accept that you cannot always please everyone, you will be more confident in your decisions. Remember, other peoples feelings are not your responsibility.

Own up to your shortcomings and mistakes

You don’t want to be one of those people that can never admit they are wrong. If you made a mistake, own up to it. If you cannot do something, let your coworkers know. Vulnerability is ok. It takes a strong person to own up to their errors. It saves a lot of time that you would have spent trying to cover up your tracks or shift blame. The important thing here is to remember that you are human, and humans make mistakes. You cannot be right all the time, otherwise you won’t learn. There is value is failing.

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Advice from top Entrepreneurs in the World
5 Books by African Authors You Need to Read
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