If we would like to make more of ourselves and our own lives, and seek self improvement, it is crucial to develop a solid work ethic. If we’re at a project or a situation that we dislike, we have to be ready to make a determination. We must choose to do the best work we could do in that circumstance, or do it to get out. These are the only real choices if self esteem is important to us.
If there are any prospects of promotion in any position, someone who works hard and is eager and willing, will most likely be noticed by the individuals who can help. We may need to be prepared to ignore the negative attitudes of coworkers and colleagues who prefer to choose the easy option of doing the minimal amount needed to get by. But this is truly only an option if we don’t have any interest in self improvement or building a better life for ourselves.
There are loads of people who pride themselves on doing as little as possible, beating the machine or getting one over on their managers. These individuals are also likely to invest plenty of time whining about their lot, but probably like things as they are and enjoy the petty office politics. They almost certainly lack the courage or ambition to really make any changes, and likely never will.
On the other hand, there are those that are ambitious and feel they’ve made their best efforts, but are being completely ignored by their own bosses. In such instances moving on is the only alternative, and there’s absolutely not any doubt that any individual having a strong work ethic and ambition will get a position where they’ll be appreciated.
Keeping current with the latest information in our area and learning new skills and techniques, and focusing on keeping inspired at all times will definitely help. Whether we want to work our way up the corporate ladder, or start our own company, having a strong work ethic is among the most critical of all personality traits for success.