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5 things successful people never say at work

In your job, your words carry weight. They can either propel you towards success or pull you back down.

1. “This may be stupid, but…”

Successful people embrace their ideas, regardless of how ‘out there’ they may seem.

They know that innovation often comes from what others might view as “stupid”.

So, present your ideas confidently. It’s okay if they get dismissed. They can’t all be winners.

2. “This is the way it’s always been done.”

This is a phrase successful people are more likely to challenge than utter.

Because if you’re saying this phrase, you’re already two steps behind.

Don’t be afraid to seek better, more efficient ways of doing things.

3. “It’s not fair.”

Life isn’t fair, and neither is the workplace. 

And successful people understand that complaining about it won’t change anything.

Focus on finding solutions and making the best of a difficult situation.

4. “It’s not my fault.”

The blame game is never played by successful people.

They know that accountability is an admirable trait, especially at work. 

Instead of pointing fingers, take ownership of your mistakes and see them as opportunities for growth and learning.

5. “This isn’t in my job description.”

Successful people know that growth often lies outside their comfort zone.

Which can often mean tackling challenges outside their job description.

So, don’t hide behind this phrase. If you have capacity, help out.

Remember, it’s not just about the words you say, it’s the mindset behind them.

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