How To Persevere At Work

by Mar 31, 2020

This time of unprecedented changes may have you feeling blue. But you have the strength to pull through! To help remind you of that, and to help keep you in a positive mindset, we’ve turned to the pros for ways to persevere. They’ve had to overcome obstacles in order to conceive of these strategies–and you can, too. 


We love this suggestion from Dr. Carole Kanchier at Jobboom: “Intend to achieve your goal. Outline your goal, strategies, and timeline. Know resources that can help you attain it, including individuals and the Internet. Break the goal into small steps, working backward from your desired outcome and attainment date.” Any big task can seem overwhelming at first. When faced with a new project, your initial instinct might be fear–but don’t panic! Your bosses and colleagues have all been through what you’re going through (or at least similar circumstances) in terms of achieving your goals. You don’t have to come up with solutions all on your own. If you’re encountering difficulties, let those around you help you figure out ways to break down big goals into smaller actions. It’s okay to take things one step at a time!


Hanna Saba at LinkedIn provides another great framework for setting up steps to maximize your perseverance at work: “Plan. Your plan is the roadmap to your desired destination. The adage: ‘Plan your work, and work your plan’ holds true. Don’t fly into action without having a detailed plan. However, planning is neither rigid nor a one-time activity  that takes place only before action. Rather, it is an adaptable, dynamic, flexible, and continuous process that happens all the time until the achievement of your goals. During the execution of your plan, and as you reach one milestone after another, you need to review, revise, and re-evaluate your work, and then re-launch. Planning also means identifying potential obstacles and problems, and preparing to tackle them as they arise.” Maintaining a sense of flexibility is key while encountering new crossroads! Developing and strengthening your adaptability now will only help you as you continue to grow in the role that you currently hold–and all of the positions you aspire to beyond. Keep your spirits up by remembering that you have the means to make a game plan, as well as ways to create new ones should any new obstacles arise. 


Take a deep breath. Unclench your jaw and relax your shoulders. Keep getting sleep and staying hydrated. Just as these are small steps to getting through your everyday life, remember that you’ll be at your most productive by breaking down any work task into small steps as well. You’ve got this! Visit our blog again tomorrow for even more reminders of ways to keep going while working remotely.


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