DON’T LET OTHERS TAKE THE CREDIT FOR YOUR HARD WORK.
Ever met a colleague or friend who walks away with all the credit and kudos when it was YOU who first came up with the clever idea or did all the hard work? It may have annoyed or upset you, but in order to keep the peace, you may have kept quiet and let it pass. This mindset often boils down to not wanting to ‘rock the boat’ and make things difficult. However, to succeed in the workforce, it’s important to master the art of tactfully pointing out that credit needs to be given to you. Unless this skill is developed, it will be an uphill climb trying to gain recognition and reward within your team. Being ‘nice’ all the time means you’ll be looked upon as a pleasant employee, but to get ahead and stay ahead, you may need to start asserting yourself a bit more. So many people are having Monday morning blues because they dread the sinking feeling of frustration and resentment that bubbles up every time they walk into the office. Nip this feeling in the bud by learning to occasionally toot your own horn. If you’ve done the work, you deserve the credit.