Maintain Your Professional Attitude Even When Your Job Is Killing You

Stress seems to be par for the course these days when it comes to work. If you’re finding yourself needing some additional motivation to survive in your corporate job, the Prolific Living blog suggests changing your perspective.Photo by Kate Ter Haar.

One of the top ways to survive a crappy job is to get some perspective (focus on the positive). For surviving the unique stresses of corporate life, Prolific Living suggests you: stop caring about the inconsequential things (e.g. office gossip), only do the essential “bottom line” tasks, and maintain a professional attitude:

Be professional when you are asking for something, when you are frustrated about something, when you want to complain about something, when you are negotiating and especially when you are sharing disappointing news or change in your plans. Refuse, with all your might, in becoming dark and jaded and cynical. Panic if you see yourself falling into this trap and immediately change it.

Most of all, never lose your conviction about the general goodness of people, no matter what you may have to deal with in your corporate career.

Difficult work situations might test your attitude and general belief in the goodness of people, but if you can maintain a positive attitude, you may find yourself more motivated and able to survive the stresses of corporate life for longer than most (and that would be a big achievement). How do you stay motivated in the corporate world?

The 3 Secrets to Staying Motivated in a Corporate Job [Prolific Living]

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