17 Reasons You Never Get Anything Done At Work

17 Reasons Why You Never Accomplish Anything At Work

Admit it. You’re wasting your time and energy.

And, you’re spinning your wheels endlessly but never getting any further.

Frustrating, right?

You’re burned up. But you don’t know how to change.

So, allow me to lay it all down for you as to why you’re not accomplishing anything at work.

Let’s get you a new and better work life right now.

1). You’re obsessed with your job.

You take your job home with you. You are disengaged from everything else except your job. You have no time to relax and rejuvenate, and, ironically, this has taken a toll on your work and is the reason you don’t accomplish much.

Relaxing with your family, friends, pet, or just yourself after working hours will freshen you up to accomplish more.

2). You’re not spending enough work hours actually working.

Social media has taken a toll on your work. You put in fewer hours on your job, and the rest of the time you spend reading Facebook, shopping online, playing games, or trolling your fans.

If you want to accomplish more, you must draw a line between work and leisure during your working hours and spend more time doing your actual job.

3). You’re constantly rebelling against the regime.

Your employer keeps changing the work process. Modern tools and programs keep replacing the system you’ve been used to for so long, and you keep resisting. You don’t like change.

Stop resisting, and accept that these new ways of doing things are designed to make life

easier for you, not harder. You just need to be open to it.

4). You’re working while barely conscious.

You love to sleep, but you can’t get enough of it. You charge your phone next to your bed, and every time some notification ding goes off, you wake up to check.

To be conscious for better performance, try charging the phone in a different room so that you can get enough sleep.

5). You’re over-trained.

You are constantly getting training after training. You barely have time to practice what you’ve trained on before another training session is scheduled.

You don’t need all that training to accomplish much. Relax and start putting what you already know into use.

6). You’re not the right person for the job.

You’re spending more hours learning how to do the job and fewer hours doing it, and you still get it wrong.

It’s frustrating, right?

Admit that the job is not right for you.

So, delegate what you cannot do, and focus on what you can.

7). You let everyone take advantage of you.

Everyone loves to pick your brain, and you gladly let it happen. You help everyone else, but you forget about yourself.

Well, if you continue to do so, they’ll keep coming, and you’ll keep accomplishing little.

Stop putting yourself last by putting others first.

8). You work in a cluttered environment.

According to research from the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, working in a cluttered space limits your ability to focus and process information.

So, get your workspace organized, and you will be able to focus and accomplish more.

9). You never accept challenges.

You slow down your work on purpose because you’re afraid to be challenged by something else after you finish.

Understand that no job is without challenges. Step up your game, and start moving faster to accomplish more.

10). You’re a perfectionist.

You allow no room for error. Your workspace has to meet your standards of perfection before you can start a job. This perfectionism leads you to perform less than expected.

Forget being perfect if you want to accomplish more.

Perfect less, and judge yourself less.

11). You’re constantly procrastinating.

You start a project and never complete it on time, and sometimes you start a new one hoping to complete the old one later. You keep on postponing until the last minute, and then you rush through the task. You end up not accomplishing much.

Stop dilly-dallying, and work when you should if you want to accomplish more.

12). Your job bores you to death.

You’re just going through the motions. You perform less because the job bores you.

You have to fuel your fire and have a clear purpose as to why you have your job. Then give it your best shot if you want to accomplish more.

13). You never speak out.

You never speak out even when you see things getting out of control. Instead, you let situations bog you down to a point where you cannot work.

You deserve to be heard. Question things, and speak out in a respectful way. Getting things off your chest will motivate you to perform more and accomplish much.

14). You Insist on doing everything yourself.

You avoid teamwork all the time. While independence is needed to complete your job, teamwork plays a great role in productivity.

Learn to promote teamwork. Applying team effort will help you be effective and get more done.

15). You’re too much of a follower.

You always wait for others to tell you what to do, and if nobody give your orders, nothing gets done.

If you want to get things done, you must take risks and guide yourself toward getting the job done.

16. You’re a multitask junkie.

You think multitasking allows you to do multiple jobs at the same time, but in reality, you accomplish much less than when you’re giving one task your full attention.

You spend more time working on the mistakes you made while multitasking instead of working on something new.

Not being a multitasker is okay; just do one project at a time if you want to accomplish more.

17). You don’t know how to schedule time.

You spend your day sorting out a crushing schedule. You forget important meetings because you are carried away by impromptu thinking.

You call your friends to chit-chat and end up forgetting to complete your work.

Plan your day by having a to-do-list. Check off accomplishments  as time goes by. This will keep you stay on track, and you will accomplish more.


You can accomplish a great many things if you want to.

Don’t be like others who don’t like to go for what they’ve been anointed to do.

Start working smart not hard.

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” Vince Lombardi

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