This Personality Trait is Common to all Successful Individuals

Conscientiousness plays an enormous role in predicting whether or not someone will achieve in life, particularly when it comes to earning potential. 

If you’re concerned that you’re not conscientious enough, the good news is that you can work on building this characteristic. 

Work is not all about going, going, going — or, at least, it shouldn’t be. Striving to be more conscientious also means recognizing when you need a moment. With so much competition for our attention and time, it’s critical to understand when it’s time to take a breather. 

Take a breath.

A break will actually reinvigorate you, allowing you to slow down and give all your tasks the attention they deserve. It enables you to be more thoughtful — and conscientious — in your approach. 

You usually don’t have power over your assignments, but you can change your mindset as you approach them. 

Change your mindset.

In the Harvard Business Review, Stefano Tasselli, Martin Kilduff, and Blaine Landis advise seeing an assignment “in a way that matches your values.” If you do, you will likely have a less difficult time approaching it and completing it in a way that’s satisfactory to both you and your manager.