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Perseverance is key

by Sellick Partnership | 19 May 2016

We all have days at work where we feel we may be ‘banging you head against a brick wall’ for want of a better term. Whether it be trying to hit targets or being set a certain task that you feel you are getting nowhere with. It can be easy to get into the mindset of giving up and moving on but perseverance in the work place is key. 

Not only will sticking to your guns and persevering through these difficult tasks and times demonstrate your dedication and determination to your employer, but it will also bring a great sense of achievement when you finally reach your goals.

So how can you keep your motivation in check? 

Manage your time; plan, plan, plan
Make a plan of everything that needs to be done and what you think the best ways to achieve these tasks are. Simple aids such at timetables and diary entries can help you see more clearly when the pressure is on.

What are the most important tasks that need to be done first? Getting some tasks out of the way early on can even help when it comes to covering less important tasks.

Set realistic deadlines
Make sure you set realistic deadlines. Don’t give yourself a day to complete something that would normally take a week just to hit a target. Sacrificing quality for a rushed job will only cause more issues and further pressure for you 
down the line.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Asking for help in the workplace if you need it will always help. Colleagues may be going through the same thing or may have in the past and be able to offer invaluable support.

Is it your job to cover everything on your list of tasks or are you taking on too much? If there is support available to you, don’t be afraid to use it to your advantage if it means a better result all round in the long run.

Take breaks
Stepping away from your desk for 10 minutes during a difficult time can work wonders! Don’t sit and stare and a computer screen worrying what to do next, take yourself away and take a breather. You’ll come back to your desk in with a clear and clarified frame of mind.

Learn from past experience
Always remember you’ve been here before and came out the other side. You can do this!

For a confidential discussion about your career email lauren.o’brien@sellickpartnership.co.uk or call 0191 261 8585. Alternatively, view our candidate resources section for further tips and advice.