Allow yourself to fail
There is a saying: “Failure is a success’s mother”, failure has a bad meaning, but it can really be the path to your success.
Chanie Wilschanski, a leadership skills coach and founder of Discovered Consulting’s technical advisory center, said that you must escape your safety zone to develop new skills and encourage yourself to be more reckless. You slowly begin to feel more comfortable with the process of failure if once a week, you try something new that you fear you will not succeed.
For example, put your boredom aside and join a group of colleagues at lunch every Tuesday, or ask if you can join a team to do something for your boss or friend.
If you do your best without achieving the desired results, consider it a second chance instead of being sad because of failure, Wilschanski said.
Be friendly with colleagues
Colleagues are not competitors but an important part of your team. As someone who works with them, you should encourage everyone so everyone can move forward, give better ideas and a smoother working day. That makes your boss happy and the whole company feels different when people go together.
Keeping a good idea for yourself and working alone is just the beginning and only helps you take a short walk along a long road ahead.
Go further by inviting a colleague to have a lunch or offer help if you find a colleague struggling with a computer program. Try many other ways to build trust with your peers.
Don’t be afraid to appear weak
The reason people are afraid to ask for help is that they are afraid of being weak compared to others and are afraid of others evaluating them. However, if you are stuck, asking for help may be the only way to move forward.
To get help without feeling weak, contact your boss or colleagues with solutions, not just questions.
Try all the measures you can think of before asking for help and have a few ideas ready to express your creative thoughts.
Talk more about the meeting
If you are an introvert, you may hate giving an idea at a meeting, though, don’t let psychological barriers limit your ability. To make the exchange process easier, ask a close colleague to help you create a situation for you to share.
For example, if you know your group will discuss a project that you are particularly interested in, contact your colleague and tell the person that you have an idea to share.
In addition, take advantage of tips to increase public confidence so you feel more prepared.