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How to Mentally Commit to your Job

 

You’ve looked and you’ve looked and finally, you’ve found the job you want. Assuming you got the job, you soon become a member of the workforce. You’re no longer looking for a great job because you have one! Yet, it seems as though accepting it is the hardest part.

 

For many people who have been looking for a job for an extended period of time or are used to jumping from job to job, the idea of a permanent postition can take a while to get used to. This mentality has the potential to harm your performance at work and negatively impact the job that you've worked so hard to get. 

 

In order to succeed at your job, you have to commit to it. Commiting to your job means that the work you do will be done with focus and passion, but it's going to take work. Here are 3 ways you can learn to accept and commit to your job: 

 

1. Decorate Your Office Space 

 

Whether it be a cubicle, a desk or an office with four walls, decorating your workspace can do wonders for your subconscious. Not only will you feel more comfortable, you will have admitted a sense of permanence to your situation. It doesn’t have to be much, just add something that makes it your own. 

 

2. Share Your Accomplishments

 

Often times, if you plan on leaving a job, you don’t really care what you accomplish and therefore don’t share anything. By choosing to share your accomplishments with friends or family, you are allowing others and yourself to feel pride in your job. I hate to say it, but it’s only a step away from actually caring about what you do. Get used to it. 

 

3. Stop Searching 

 

The search for a job can easily turn from casual browsing to compulsive cruising. Day and night your eyes fixate on the screen of your computer, scanning various positions in the hopes of finding something without the word "burger" in it. You want to look away. You want to stop but you can’t! Must. Find. Job. 

 

Silence that inner job gremlin by closing the laptop. Stop searching. If you get in the habit of constantly thinking there’s something better out there, then you will never be satisfied with any job you have. 

 

Commiting to your job may not be an easy task, but it's an important one. If you ever want to succeed in what you do, you have to be willing to put your eggs in one basket. If you aren't, then it might be time to re-evaluate what you really want.

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