Five Qualities That Every Professional Must Have
These are some qualities which every person who wants to become a professional in their working sphere should have or develop.
'Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.'
– Julius Irving
There are days when it seems very hard to be motivated to work, but if you manage to take the decision and stay positive, no matter what your mood is or how you feel physically, if persuade yourself that the glass is half full, you will never look back again. Lay the bases of your new working strategy by dedication yourself in participating in a new project. Attack the new tasks with your whole energy. Get down to the last detail which you are interested in and the energy will fill you naturally. Having the will and enthusiasm to do your job is the first and basic thing that you have to do to become a professional at your job.
'I was bitterly resentful, but somehow greatly relieved. And I respected him enormously for his clarity of thought, his obvious caring, and his unwillingness to equivocate in delivering bad news.'
– Kay Redfield Jamison
You might think that you are doing a big favor to your boss by not asking him too many questions, but you are actually provoking failure by losing valuable information, which would help you do your work the best possible way. Make sure that you understand exactly what is wanted from you and how to do it. If you still don't know how to do something – do not hesitate and ask! You might as well as you fellow colleagues, when you start asking them – they might as well tell you something you never even thought of asking. If nobody can explain to you what exactly is needed, you can try and search tips on-line. If you are starting a new job, it is always good to do a research about the specific things you might have to do. Don't let yourself be lost in too much new information. Find it in advance.
'You can’t always change the circumstances in life, but you can change the attitude to them.'
Professionals care what they do. They are never satisfied by doing things the easiest way. If you are able to cope with little tasks, you might as well be dealing good with more complicated ones. Ask for more tasks and try to do them the best way you can. By doing so, you will be able to make a routine of working and dealing with harder tasks easier.
Liability and correctness
'Professionalism: It’s NOT the job you DO, It’s HOW you DO the job.'
Always go to work on time. Professionals are never late because they know it is a sign of being irresponsible. It is even better to go a few minutes earlier and prepare yourself mentally for working. If you make a mistake, have the will to take responsibility for it. Do not try to excuse yourself with other people. Be correct to your co-workers and don't stop or delay the working process by interrupting them. Do not talk too much in the office – some people might not be able to focus and make all your personal phone calls outside.
Be Unique and Positive
'Most *educated* people would rather be called *professional* than be said to be *humane.*'
– Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A true professional can always be recognized among the crowd. Try doing things in a unique way. Do not be satisfied by the simply done work and make sure that your boss knows your name. If you are able to do things in a good but different way – there is no doubt that you are becoming a professional. Have a positive attitude and you will see how everything will become easier to do.
About the Author
Morgan Johnes is passionate freelance blogger. He works for TidyCleaning as a head of their marketing team. His spare time he loves to spend with his family.
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- These are some qualities which every person who wants to become a professional in their working sphere should have or develop.
- Stay positive no matter what your mood is or how you feel physically.
- If you still don't know how to do something – ask! You will waste more time by not asking questions.
- Care about the work you do.
- Always go to work on time.
- Stand out from the crowd and be recognized.