Business Tip #5: Know at the end of the day, you did your best

I don’t know how many times in my short career I’ve asked myself if I really did the best that I could during the day. However, you should always remind yourself that you have made your best effort each and everyday. I don’t believe that people each day think to themselves I’m going to have a bad day and purposely mess up. Each and everyday is full of challenges and it’s up to us to react to them.

Sometimes it’s hard because you just have a bad day. Things go wrong. You may get yelled at or criticized by coworkers. You might even be questioned in your abilities. However, my advice and tip to everyone that goes through this is to keep working hard. Keep pushing through and keep a positive attitude in saying that you did your best. Even on the worst days if you can manage to complete one or two tasks or help a few others along the way it’s not all bad. You did your best to react and you will learn a lesson from the experience.

That’s my approach to day to day life and it has helped tremendously change my attitude at work and keep me going through some of the toughest days!

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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