Winning Actions of Successful Employees
Posted on: 6th December 2013
Productivity is a trademark of a goal-driven employee. That means, if you want to experience success in the workplace, you have to adapt in your daily routine these winning actions.
- Eat a healthy breakfast. It has been said and proven, time and again – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You have to be physically fit and mentally ready to take on the busy work day ahead. No matter how little time you have in the morning, a healthy and proper breakfast is what you need to fuel you up with the necessary nutrients that would boost your metabolism and brighten your mood. It also helps in keeping you from getting tired, restless and irritated so easily.
- Meditate. Take time to do a self-reflection, ponder on inspiring thoughts or success stories, and meditate before you leave for work. This is a sure-fire way to feel reenergized and confident, whatever battle you’re going to dive into.
- Arrive on time. Tardiness is a reflection of how important your job is to you. If you show up late, it does not only leave a bad impression but also takes away your chance to be in control of everything you need to work on with. Getting at work right on the dot or even a few minutes before the clock hits 8 gives you that sense of accomplishment, which can influence all your decisions throughout the day.
- Organize your workspace. A clear and neat desk gives you the serenity you need to remain sane yet driven to meet the demands of your boss and the company. It avoids confusion, minimize distraction, and gives off a positive vibe to anyone who will walk right up to you.
- Determine your priorities. Having a to-do list gets you to focus on the most important things that need to be done right away. You must be a good steward of your effort, time and resources if you want to stay on top of the game or have the winning edge among your co-workers.
- Control your mood, not the other way around. No matter how much you’re not a morning person, don’t turn a sour face when things don’t go the way you want them to be. Your level of emotional intelligence is the single major factor that could make or break your day – whether you’re on a solitary pursuit in a project or a team player.
- Catch up with your colleagues. Especially if you are in the middle of an ongoing project together with co-workers, it is important that you keep tabs on what everyone’s been up to. It allows you to connect with the team, if not strengthen work relationship. Updating them about your progress as well as sharing your goals or next steps increases the possibility of accomplishing the task more efficiently and much quicker.
- As soon as you sit own, don’t dive in to your inbox. Not all emails were created equal. While some need your urgent response, others would only eat up your time – something that could hamper your productivity so early in the morning.
- Add some variety in your routine. Even if you love order, monotony or habit because it makes you feel in control of everything, you could adapt simple yet crucial changes from your day to day activities. It doesn’t have to be big so you won’t be thrown off balance but stuff like changing your sitting position or listening to a different set of tunes – they could spice things up and make you more effective at what you are doing.
- Always remember your end goal. By reminding yourself of the very reason why you are at that particular office makes you more motivated to keep doing what you do with excellence, joy and dedication.