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Keeping Your Spirits Up When You Really Need a Win at Work

Remember: Wins and losses come in seasons

Social media makes it easy to see everyone's wins. But if you’re in a period where you're grinding away and it feels like it's been a while since you had any wins of your own, seeing happy LinkedIn announcements from friends and colleagues can feel painful. Perhaps you've had success in the past doing what you're doing — but now nothing is landing. If you feel like you're not moving forward with your work, it's time to recalibrate, check your mindset, and focus on activities that make you happy, rather than on comparing yourself to others. Here are tips for moving forward when you really need a win.

Remember that this is a season.

There will always be ups and downs; nothing is permanent, even if it feels that way. Sometimes, you're on top and things are running smoothly; other times, you struggle to stay afloat. There is no one "right" season. Remember that this period is only a bump and won't last forever. If you're having a hard time believing that the slump will ever end and need to hear it from someone else, contact a friend or mentor who can give your perspective. Remember that this will reverse, even if you’re not sure when.

One client of mine kept pitching ideas to her client, but never seemed to get traction. Everything she pitched was passed upon. My client felt frustrated because it felt like she would never get an idea approved; yet she kept taking action. My client decided that this was a “grind season;" she learned to detach from the results and just keep moving.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Harvard Business Review.

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