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Staying motivated within the exacting and competitive job sector can be challenging. Demanding jobs, difficult bosses and poor work conditions often contribute to a feeling of misery in your career. Staying motivated therefore needs to be a mindful task- one which can drive your own happiness as well as contribute to your career growth! Here are six great tips for staying driven in your career:

  1. Stay positive

Don’t view your job as hard work- think of it as an essential part of taking you where you want to be. It will be easier to stay motivated as you view your job as a larger piece of the puzzle.

  1. Create small, manageable goals

Big projects and deadlines can quickly feel overwhelming and impossible to resolve- that’s why it’s important to take tasks one at a time and set up smaller, manageable goals on the way to completing a large task. Goals give direction and make it easier to find meaning in work.

  1. Be open to feedback

Feedback- especially critical feedback- is crucial in improving yourself and improving your performance! Feedback is a needed learning opportunity and will ensure that you stay on track with continuous improvement.

  1. Set break times

Modern technology has made it too simple to stay connected to work, with the global accessibility afforded by skype, emails and mobile phones and it’s easy to get sucked up in workplace problems and tasks even when at home.  Set yourself a realistic switch-off time and stick to it! Stop answering emails after 7 pm or take the weekend off. Taking a break will enable you to build up some motivation, and you’ll feel more refreshed!

  1. Celebrate victories- small or big!

Acknowledge all the good you are doing! Many people tend to scold themselves for mistakes they make, yet never celebrate a job well done. Giving yourself some credit can go a long way in ensuring you stay encouraged.

  1. Say thank you

Foster a spirit of gratitude- simply saying ‘thank you’ can have tremendous power to do good! The mere act of being grateful and showing your team that you appreciate their efforts will help both you and your team feel positive and increase your motivation!

Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector. -- Patricia Koekemoer

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