It is no secret that the domain of top dollar business is extremely competitive.
It’s a dog eat dog world out there, and those unable to fight are left by the roadside.
However, what is not so commonly known is how some people are able to survive in such a harsh working environment with ease while others either drop out of the running or simply perish in the heat of the wok.
A personal credo
A lot of the times, the person we turn out to be depends on the way we are brought up.
It is not strictly a parenting issue, but it depends on the luxuries and hardships we had thrown our way as children who are still soaking up every bit of life around us.
Research has shown that people who endured substantial physical or mental hardships during young age are significantly more likely to soar in their careers.
Those with laid back lives and access to luxuries frequently give up.
This is easy to understand as the former group has always had to fight for survival while the latter just always got whatever they asked for.
This attitude extends well into their adult lives as well; as soon as they see that the world isn’t revolving around them anymore and realize that they need to work themselves, they lose interest and give up.
Calm mental grounds
In life and business, being able to maintain a calm disposition is essential for success.
Losing your cool and becoming aggressive and physical is a viable option only for people in either the entertainment business or in sports.
In white collar businesses, attacks come by the way of not fists but words, and being able to let them pass through you is crucial.
You need to rise above petty insults and most of all, be able to tolerate them without retaliating back. Sometimes the best response is no response at all; it shows character and strength.
Not letting your self-respect being hurt by someone with petty intentions is a skill few have and something that your superiors are definitely likely to notice.
This goes without saying, but merit will take you everywhere. If you can deliver on your responsibilities under adverse situations, you are definitely a candidate for success.
This includes uncooperative colleagues, personal problems, and even poor health. You need to work as long as it is reasonable. This shows dedication and responsibility.
Master these secrets to professionalism and you will soon see yourself climbing through the ranks on the professional ladder.