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How do I feel like I am doing everything I can in the workplace?

6 Answers
Last Updated: 09/21/2020 at 8:26pm
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Top Rated Answers
February 4th, 2015 8:07pm
Be objective. Make goals and then measure yourself against them instead of trying to gauge your general feelings about your performance.
February 6th, 2015 4:16pm
Personally for me, I know I'm doing everything I can when my superiors compliment and praise me for completing certain assignments. I also know I'm doing everything when I have a pile of work at the end of the day that I have completed. :)
March 13th, 2015 1:31pm
Ask whoever is in charge at the time what you can do next, when you're finished a task. Before you leave, ask if there's anything else that can be done. Remember the responsibilities that were given to you for your specific position and go through them- are you completing them all to the best of your abilities? If you aren't sure how to do a task, or if you aren't sure what to be doing, ask questions!
August 18th, 2015 7:43am
Your feelings of adequacy are usually through our thoughts which frame our perception. This means that what others tell us in turn generate thoughts and then the feelings in response to that. The truth is, no can ever do every single thing right every time. Even the superstar CEOs have their days of inadequacies. The key is to focus on learning and be open to taking in feedback, constructive criticism. Your workplace performance is a part of you, it is not a reflection of the whole person you are. Keep doing your best and be open to feedback. However remember that you in yourself are enough. No one can make you feel inferior in any way unless you allow them to.
September 6th, 2015 7:55pm
Just be sure to do the work you are assigned to do will ensure that you are doing what you need to do in the workplace. Also, if you decide to do a little extra, it can help you to feel like you accomplished even more above your call of duty.
September 21st, 2020 8:26pm
That's a great question. I think everyone wants to know they are doing a good job at work, right? Different roles and jobs can differ greatly, but asking questions could be a way to get the answer. Ask yourself: Are you doing your personal best every day? Better yet, share with your immediate supervisor that you are trying your best, and ask for feedback. This might include coming up with a game plan for getting to the next level. This includes tackling any parts of your job that may need development. Bringing this up tells your manager that you are a committed employee who cares and wants to stick around for a long time. If talking to your supervisor is not comfortable, you can practice by asking your peers similar questions. If you have a co-worker that you truly admire, ask that person to share the reasons why they feel they are successful. Any or all of these actions should help you find the answer you seek.