What are the most relevant factors to succeed at work?
I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. (Estee Lauder)
Work, whether we consider it in the past or in the present, has something that no amount of time can alleviate, and that is it does not reward the lazy. Even if your dad is the owner of a big law firm that will surely be handed down to you, if your work ethic is low, you will not enjoy your job as other employees will surely drive you insane with their constant need to be productive.
Furthermore, there is a thin line between a good employee and a bad one, and it is that line that can signify the Holy Grail for some – those whose hard work will surely pay off - and failure for others. To be successful in your job, you must be organized, innovative and a goal-setter since the key to success is never giving up. In fact, employers are often looking for workers that stand out and have a tendency to think outside the box.
Overall, as I see it, the most relevant factor in workplace success is, undoubtedly, being able to maintain a solid and productive routine while simultaneously pushing yourself to your limit - and, thus, showing others and yourself what you are truly made of.
Denise Pinheiro, 11ºF