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4 Attitudes That Are Slowly Killing Your Career

Posted by | June 18, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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By Sera Kazungu

“I feel like my career path has taken a turn for the worst. I don’t progress anymore. Please help, I don’t know what is going wrong” says Selina Aduor via email

Have you found yourself in a similar situation? Do you suddenly feel like your career is not progressing as it should? Chances are, your attitude is the problem.

Attitudes play a major role in how you behave and have a very big impact on your career.

Watch out for these attitudes that could end your career

1. You are too comfortable
Are you surprised? Being too comfortable leads to so many problems. You end up thinking you know everything and this makes you resist any suggestions that you get. It makes you not grow in your career because you believe that you are fine just as you are.
No one is perfect. There is always room to improve on your skills.

2. You have a don’t care attitude
Do you go into work just because you have to? Do you do things in a hurry just to get them done? This is the worst attitude to have towards any job. It will make your work wanting and in most cases, could lead to you losing the job.
Try to put some consideration into your work. Think about why you are doing it and what outcome you are expecting from it.

3. You are always focusing on the negatives
You have done this at one time or another. Every time you think of your job, you place negatives first. “The salary is too low” “the hours are unbearable” “I have terrible workmates”
Instead of focusing so much on these, you should try focusing on the positive things that your job is adding to your life. This helps you focus on being the best at what you do.

4. Jumping to conclusions
Are you the kind of person who always observes something and then decide you know all the meaning behind it; often without of facts? A good example is concluding that since your boss did not say hello to you in the morning, you conclude that he hates you and that was why you missed a promotion

Such an attitude is wrong as it leads to bitterness and eventually,you will become unproductive.

Strive to change your attitude this week and witness first hand how much you will grow in your career.