The Life is Good Company gets it right with its tagline, “Do what you love. Love what you do.” As they say, doing what you love is a way of life. And we agree. Taking pride in what you do is essential for your success. Both personally as well as professionally.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary includes two positive definitions of pride. One, “reasonable or justifiable self-respect,” and two, “delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship.” These definitions provide us with a better understanding of why we need to take pride in our work. When we have successes in life, taking pride in a job well done shows others that we have the self-confidence to achieve our goals and dreams. We can continuously show others how they can also achieve their successes.
To help you with your business success, here are some pointers on how to take pride in your work. So now you can love what you do.
Know the Value of Your Position
Every person at every business has an important role they play in that company’s success. Once you know your role, make sure you find meaning in it. And, taking pride in that role will help you love what you do. Taking pride in your work is an important role for any professional at any level. Learn your job and what it takes to succeed in that position. Once you have that knowledge, you can seek to improve constantly. Someone who takes all the necessary steps to improve themselves will always be someone who can take pride in their position at work.
Build a Reputation for Good Work
Always be looking for any opportunity to build your reputation. Doing a job well done is only half the battle. Make sure that no matter what you do, that you are always giving everything you have to your job. No matter your position or standing in your company, doing good work is sure to help others see their value in the company. Being a positive influence will help you take pride in your job. Show a hunger for learning what your company has to offer, and you will not go overlooked for growth opportunities your company may offer. Engage with your job and find that you not only take pride in a job well done but also that you love what you do.
Presentation Matters (Put Your Name on It)
You own it. Your name is on it: Everything that your company does, awesome or pathetic, it has your name on it. People contribute to the success and failure of projects, companies and their colleagues. It matters. Everything that you do. That trivial piece of work for a client, your contribution to a large-scale project or a part to play in a flawless delivery, you own that success; be proud of that.
From dressing for success to taking pride in everything you do, presentation matters. And don’t stop with your pressed shirt and tie, add something that will make you stand out from everyone else: YOUR NAME. The easiest way to accomplish this is a name tag!
By wearing name tags, or other identification, newer employees and other team members in the company are more apt to recognize each other. Name badges also provide accountability for all of your employees. When wearing name tags, it requires that your employees accept responsibility, one, for their actions and two, for the way they treat your customers.
Owning Your Success
Your job should always be something you can take pride in. So, from building trust with those around you to looking the part, learn to love what you do. Invest in yourself and keep learning how to accomplish what you need to do your job well.