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Safeguarding Your Career

Apr 10, 2008
The reason you need to protect your career is because while doing so you are protecting your family and your quality of life as well. Many times we overlook some factors that would really help us safeguard our careers, and the reason is because we are so wrapped up in our everyday lives.

Set Goals

Everyone needs goals and targets in their lives to keep them on track. If you do not have goals, you will find yourself off kilter and stumbling for control. Get your priorities straight and set some goals, both personal and professional. These will help you safeguard your career - because once you are set to achieve these goals, you are actually working harder and better than before. And effort in the workplace is not going to be unnoticed.

Positive Thinking

The way you perceive and accept challenges in the workplace is going to help you safeguard your career. This may sound cliche, but the concept of positive thinking manifests itself in your work. Nothing is impossible when you are thinking positively. With the art of positive thinking, you can achieve anything and that is the attitude that makes winners on the job.

Visualize

If you want something done, then do it yourself. Do not wait for people to do it for you. Go take a course, attend workshops and expand your knowledge. This involves thinking like you already have what you want. It is all about visualizing your success and achieving it. This power of visualization goes hand in hand with the power of positive thinking.

Self-Examination

People who regularly examine themselves where knowledge and motivation are concerned are more likely to succeed in the workplace. This is because by doing so, they are accepting the fact that there is room for improvement and they go ahead and learn the necessary skills to safeguard their careers.

They motivate themselves in whatever way possible to be the best and achieve the most so that their efforts get noticed and they are not the first to be laid off in times of company crises. These are the people who are seen as valuable assets to the company - and this is what matters.

Understand Problems

There are certain things that are beyond your control. You need to accept that problems are part and parcel of the ever-changing business world. You need to understand this and deal with it.

This is how you will grow and learn to find solutions to problems. Do not let problems fester, because later they will be impossible to deal with. Learn to deal with problems head on and be a problem-solver. This is a sure-fire way to protect your career.

It isn't sexy to think about, but in today's world, only the strongest survive in their careers. Make sure you are one of them.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for six sigma professionals such as, lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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