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Focus on the Good: Three Ways Appreciation Can Change Your Career

Do you often find yourself feeling down or uninspired at work? While not every day will be roses and butterflies, your attitude can greatly impact your career success and job satisfaction over time. In many ways, appreciation is the foundation of a more rewarding and fulfilling professional journey. By focusing on the good in your career, you can dramatically shift your outlook and improve your job satisfaction. Here are three ways in which appreciation can change your career outlook for the better:

Take pride in your accomplishments.

If you’re an ambitious professional, you may be quick to overlook your past achievements and stay heavily focused on the future. However, taking pride in your previous accomplishments can help you develop a stronger sense of appreciation for how far you’ve come in your career. Remember, even mistakes from your past have shaped you into the person you are today. Taking some time to reflect on past accomplishments will help you gain an appreciation for your career and current success.

Embrace a mindset of learning.

When you are consistently open to learning, you’ll find more joy in the day-to-day moments of your job. Embracing a mindset of acquiring new skills and knowledge can be a powerful way to discover more satisfaction not just in your existing role, but within your career at large. You can accelerate your professional development by seeking the advice of mentors in your workplace, as well as taking advantage of opportunities offered by your employer to advance your qualifications. This creates a greater sense of satisfaction and drive that will keep you motivated to keep learning and growing as a professional.

Express gratitude. 

The fast-paced nature of our world can often make us forget to take a step back and express gratitude to those around us. Showing thanks to others in your workplace can go a long way in helping you forge meaningful relationships that transcend to greater happiness in your job. Through enhanced workplace relationships, you’ll not only develop positive connections with others at your job, but improve upon many skills that are necessary for long-term success – including interpersonal abilities, emotional intelligence, and teamwork.

With these tips, you’ll have the tools to shift into a mindset of appreciation which can catapult your career to new heights over time!


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Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant

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Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experience creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.