Stay away from these 5 Habits for Professional Growth in 2019

If you want to make 2019 the most awesome and memorable year in your office? Then you must quit these 5 annoying habits this year in order to achieve professional growth at workplace.


Created On: Jul 23, 2019 12:02 IST
5 habits you must quit in 2019
5 habits you must quit in 2019

Now you all have entered in 2019. Now it’s up to you that you can be reborn into a new person in every regime of your life. you can make this in the year 2019 where you dedicate yourself to your career.

It might be surprising for you to learn that you already have all the tools you need. Really. Forward movement in the workplace can be as simple as cataloguing your mixture of hard skills and your soft skills. From there, you mix them together and continue to work, Professional growth is yours! Well, maybe it’s not that easy. If you’re looking to put good, introspective work into your career progression, you’ll catapult to success.

The year 2019 can be that opportunity when you make your today so good that your yesterday gets jealous to witness an improved you. Especially when it comes to office life, 2019 can be one of those years where you turned the tide around and started your journey towards excellence and professional success. But some time due to our some bad habits we cannot achieve our goals. Goals can be achieved only when you put a little effort and leave behind a few habits that are holding you back from being the best of yourself. As the old adage goes, why walk when you can fly!

So, let’s look at 5 habits that you must quit in 2019 in order to be better in office:

1. Always listen to your ‘Gut Feeling’

When was the last time that you listened to your gut and followed it? Suppressing or ignoring the little voice in your head may lead you into difficult times, especially in the office. More often than not, gut feeling is the voice of your sub-conscious which will help you make the right decision, be it in your personal life or a professional one. In the office, there might be a million reasons for you to suppress your gut-feelings, but cold calculated calls don’t always materialize in success. Some dilemmas require you to take calls based upon your gut-feeling as well.

So stop ignoring your gut instincts and let that voice guide you the right path! Muster up the courage to follow it. Your gut knows the right in the wrong and will surely guide you the concrete solutions be it dealing with office politics or meeting that important deadline. Living on your instincts will not only make you stronger but will also help you believe in yourself.

2.  Only you are responsible for your unhappiness

As per psychologists, blame-shifting is a psychological defect wherein a person finds it convenient to escape from taking responsibility for an act. Not being responsible for your actions can be disastrous for your career. Therefore, in 2019, promise yourself that you will rise above the vicious cycle of playing the blame game. The next time you are tempted to blame others, stop there and then! Take control of your thoughts and actions. Questions yourself “Is it really the right way of tackling a situation?”. Belittling others will never help you fix any problem.

Your unhappiness is not the product of the actions of others. Take responsibility of your own actions and channelize your energy into the right direction; it will surely help you impress your colleagues and build a professional image that you are proud of. So, incline your mind to become problem shooter rather than being a fault finder.

3. Become a Stimulus instead of YES Man/Woman

There is a common trend in office life, that if you want to succeed in your work-life, you need to be a Yes Man or women and always agree to any and everything that your boss or senior is saying. This is a wrong practice.

In order to succeed in office; you need not put everyone else before yourself. Rise above the habit of saying ‘yes’ to everyone to get into their good books. It is not necessary that people will appreciate you only if you agree with them. There are other ways of letting them know your worth. Contribute rightfully in achieving organisational objectives. From this year onwards, start focusing on fulfilling your commitments and priorities rather than pleasing other. Don’t be stressed when you have to say a ‘NO’ to them due to work obligations. Try to be an occasional people pleaser rather than being a chronic Yes man/woman.    

4.  Come out from your comfort zone

In 2019, take a resolution to push boundaries of your comfort zone. In order to stay away from stress and anxiety, office goers often prefer staying in their comfort zone. But the science behind sticking to comfort zone also says that this attitude will stop you from discovering your latent potential. It also restricts possibilities to acquire additional skills and knowledge which might aid in your professional success and career building. So when you are offered a new role or challenging responsibilities, don’t shy away from them. Embrace them whole-heartedly. Explore the unpredictable that is yet to come in your life and enjoy the fruits of the risks you take and the hard work you do.

5. Never compare  yourself  with other  employs

Comparison is a double-edged sword. On one end it motivates us to become bigger and better than others; on the other end, it also acts as fuel to fire for feelings such as envy, jealousy and low self-esteem. This is a major problem when it comes to our everyday office life; where comparing colleagues and tracking performance in comparison to others is the norm. But, while the office might have their own policies regarding this, you personally don’t need to compare yourself with your colleagues.

Don’t feel vulnerable by comparing yourself with others. Remember that the grass isn’t greener on the other side; it’s greener where you water it. It is human nature to compare their worth with the ones by whom they are surrounded. Curb this tendency and take a look at your own strengths. Start working on polishing them. If your weakness restricts you from achieving milestones, start working on them, you’ll find contentment! If you are satisfied with your work or job no doubt you will work with your full energy and sure you will get desired growth in your professional life.

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