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Self Improvement and a Strong Work Ethic

If we want to make more of ourselves and our lives, and seek self improvement, it is essential to develop a strong work ethic. If we are in a job or a situation that we dislike, we must be prepared to make a decision. We must decide to either do the best work we can do in that situation, or take action to get out. These are the only real choices if self respect is important to us.

If there are any prospects of promotion in any position, a person who works hard and is eager and willing, will almost certainly be noticed by the people who can help. We may have to be prepared to ignore the negative attitudes of peers and colleagues who prefer to take the easy option of doing the minimum amount required to get by. But this is really only an option if we have no interest in self improvement or building a better life for ourselves.

There are plenty of people who pride themselves on doing as little as possible, beating the system or getting one over on their bosses. These people are also likely to spend a lot of time complaining about their lot, but probably like things as they are and enjoy the petty office politics. They almost certainly lack the courage or ambition to actually make any changes, and probably never will.

On the other hand, there are people who are ambitious and feel they have made their best efforts, but are being completely ignored by their bosses. In these cases moving on is the only option, and there is no doubt that any person with a strong work ethic and ambition will find a position where they will be appreciated.

Keeping up to date with the latest information in our field and learning new skills and techniques, and working on keeping motivated at all times will certainly help. Whether we desire to work our way up the corporate ladder, or eventually start our own business, having a strong work ethic is one of the most vital of all character traits for success.

Self Improvement Tips Quote of the Day:

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. Vince Lombardi

Garry Zancanaro is the founder of Self Improvement Directory, a website dedicated to Self Improvement and Personal Development, and to helping people live more successful and fulfilling lives by providing a directory of the highest quality Self Growth resources available. Includes many FREE eBooks and much more. Visit

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