As you entered the world of work you probably had all the self confidence in the world. You probably had all these bright ideas of how your working life would go and where it would take you. But, as happens to the majority, you probably found your confidence and your hopes slowly yet surely being broken. You probably had it broken by bad bosses. You probably had it broken by corruptive co-workers. You probably had it broken by the ‘dog eat dog’ frame of mind that is all too common in the world of today. But even if you feel you have been broken in these ways, it doesn’t mean you can’t fix yourself. In fact, it’s now time to fix yourself. It’s time to recuperate the confidence you once had. It’s time to start valuing your own self-worth as you continue to tackle the world of work.
You have to start with you
It’s important to put extra value on your self worth as it will actually help you succeed in the world of work. Typically, it’s the employees who value themselves when it comes to their work rather than those who don’t who in fact produce better work. They are able to focus better. They are more willing to forgo days off. They are better at getting along with coworkers. And because of this they are able to give their employers their very best. So, if you want to be able to do these kinds of things when you’re at work then you know where to start — you have to start with you!
You have to start with you and you have to start valuing yourself at work. One way to do is to stop listening to the voice inside your head that critics you — whether you listen to it intentionally or inadvertently. You need to stop listening to it when it starts whispering destructive thoughts in your mind. These could be thoughts telling you that you are lazy. They could be telling you that you don’t work hard enough. They could be telling you that you aren’t dedicated enough to be able to succeed. They could be telling you all manner of negative things. What you need to do is stop listening to them, stop accepting them and certainly stop pandering to them.
One thing that you can do to nip these things in the bud right away is to put them to the back of your mind. Yes, this may sound easier said than done. But you have to do more than put them to the back of your mind. You have to make a promise to yourself that you will not pander to these negative thoughts during your working hours, and will instead think about them later on, in the safety of your own home. By refusing to worry about things when your inner critic wants you to worry about them and instead worrying about them when you are ready to do so, you will have a clearer head. And when you have a clearer head you will be able to sort through the negatively and see what is actually valid. By valuing your self worth and not the version of you that your inner critic tries to depict you as, you will succeed at work.
But it’s not just about valuing your self worth in order to ensure that you work better. It’s not just about valuing your self worth in order to benefit your employers. No, it’s about doing so in order to benefit yourself. It’s about being able to see past a boss that doesn’t value you. It’s about being able to bat away any negative comments a co-worker may throw your way in passing. It’s about not working to better your place of work, but working to better yourself. And if this means leaving your place of work, then leave it!
Valuing your self worth and knowing what is and what isn’t right for you is something that you shouldn’t just do in the world of work. You should do it in your own little world as a human being too. So, if you have a passion that you want to turn into a profession because it will make you happier, you start your startup venture. If you see a job elsewhere that will benefit you, you go for it. If you have to leave your current work in order to be able to retrieve your self worth, you do it. You never know, you might even be gifted some leaving presents when you leave! Always remember, the company you work for and the work you do will likely be around a lot longer than you.
So, if you want to increase your self worth in order to be able to thrive in the world of work, you do it. Or if you want to increase your self worth in order to be able to value your life outside of work, you do it. Just remember, it doesn’t matter what anybody thinks, not even your boss!