Picture this: You’ve been at the same job for years, you work hard, are focused, dedicated, loyal, and yet you keep getting overlooked when it comes time for bonuses and promotions. And that dweeb in the cubicle next to you just landed a load of new projects that should have been yours. Sound familiar? Unfortunately many of us have been there, and it’s not a fun place to be.
The harsh truth is that you might be the one to blame. It’s not because you lack the skills, the drive or the work ethic. You may be a victim of self-sabotage and you don’t even realize it. Think about it. Do you ever accidentally undermine yourself at work? Do you knock yourself down instead of building yourself up? No one wants to be the cause of her own demise and the first step to making a change is acknowledging you have a problem. Here are 15 giveaway signs that you are standing in your own way at work, which will hopefully get you thinking about the perils of self-sabotage.
1. You don’t ask for what you want.
When push comes to shove, if you don’t gather up the courage to ask for more (more responsibility, more work, more money…) then you will never get what you want or deserve.
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