The mindset to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself is to develop a sense of purpose. When a specific purpose is defined, there is a reason to try and meet goals. The more this is part of training, the better success employees will have. Setting goals is important to building success, but there has to be a realistic rationale to what employees are asked to do. This will build confidence, because having a purpose will help employees be more organized and stay on task. Everyone should have a sense of purpose for whatever they decide to do in their life, because it makes life more meaningful. It can motivate employees as well, especially after they have some success and develop a sense of accomplishment. This will ultimately result in more productivity over the long term.
Employers can also give their employees more responsibility by encouraging self-monitoring behavior at work. This is essential to anyone who values their job and wants to keep it over the long term. There are many things to be aware of at work, but most important is to remain focused on the reason why you are there. Have a plan to stay on task and avoid distractions. Build self-discipline and don’t just take it for granted. Creating new habits and ways of doing things will make work more interesting. Stay away from negative people or those who talk about others and spread rumors. That just breeds discontent and stalls progress. Remember to take care of your health, eat well and get enough rest. Self-monitoring behavior at work is important for consistent productivity and long term success.