It is very difficult to attain ultimate satisfaction from what you do and when your hard work is not paid heed to by anyone at work, then that induces a trauma, the pain of which is inexplicable.
No matter how much we have grown up, we all have that feeling of being appreciated whenever we feel we have done something great. It is something which works like an added incentive, which helps us to do well in the future. It is like those smileys which our teachers drew in our copies and we would perform even better, hoping for another smiley in the next exam.
So, if you think your hard work is not being appreciated, here’s what you can do:
Know Your Own Worth
This is super important because every time you feel let down on not being recognized at work, remembering your own worth can prove to be advantageous. You have to love yourself and tell yourself that you have done more than you were expected and be satisfied with that feeling. In that case, the pain of others not recognizing your efforts will be alleviated a bit.
Give Your Heart And Soul To Your Work
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You cannot afford to expect that you will be appreciated for any small thing that you do. The real world never works like that. You have to love your job and your job will love you back in ways that you never imagined. Once that is attained, everything else will fall in place and so will the praises that you expect to be heaped upon you.
Notice The Actions
There are times when your judgment may be clouded by the dejection of your hard work not being recognized. Clear your vision and notice the actions of your superiors. There will not be verbal appreciations always. Employers have their own ways of making the employees happy and look out for those signs.
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This will make things ten times easier. If you have good communication skills then you will always be at an advantage and that will see you through your tough times. You can use your play of words to get across to your seniors the way you feel, without sounding too needy or clingy and hope against hope that they will understand.
It may seem difficult in the beginning, but true labor never goes to waste.