How do you know if you’re doing a good job at work?
Is it praise and recognition from others? A promotion? A bonus? Or a good performance review?
The likelihood is pretty high that one of those sounded right to you.
But what all these answers have in common is that these results are not fully in your control. All of them depend on other people and their needs and wants or on external factors such as business growth and revenue, etc.
For example, what if someone else gets promoted over you? Does that mean you’re not good enough yet? You can probably see how quickly this assumption can lead us down a vicious cycle of self-doubt or frustration and disappointment.
In this episode, I invite you to rethink how you measure your own performance and base your assessment solely on things that are 100% within your control.