There is a natural tendency to be tough on yourself when thinking about your career. Thoughts like “will I ever get that promotion” or “why don’t I have a corner office yet” can cloud your judgment. It’s important to stop for a second and celebrate the accomplishments you have made so far. Recognizing even the smallest wins can make a big difference in your career confidence.
- Your Commitment
Revel in the fact that you show up to work every day. This does not mean that just parking the car and walking into the office is enough. It means you got the right stuff girl! There are days when the office can really drain you and you want to hide under your comforter with a pint of ice cream the next day. By moving past the difficult days and continuing to be professional, you are showing everyone that you can stay committed despite the odds.
- Your Responsibility
Half the battle of having a successful career is maintaining a high level of responsibility. When assessing yourself, you may not see how incredibly responsible you are. The career driven woman manages her time, her tasks and deliverables, supports others and does so much for others. You deserve a HUGE pat on the back for being so responsible Monday-Friday.
- Your Creativity
Creativity is an over looked characteristic of the confident career woman. You probably aren’t seeing your creativity in tangible forms like paper crafts or handmade stationary. Creativity in the office lives all around you. How are you getting people excited for a project? Are you making meetings more engaging and fun? Allow yourself to feel more confident when you use your creativity to stand out!
Feeling more confident in your career is sometimes only a matter of taking inventory on the things you do day by day. Every work day in the office is not going to be a massive success but remembering the little things can keep you more confident on a daily basis.