1. Realize what ‘Work’ Is
Checking emails and attending meetings may be a part of the job, but technically these things are not ‘work’ or what your job is all about. If you want to be successful at work, then you must actually go into your job and work, devoting less time to the small things and more time to the things that really matter. Also keep in mind that you are not being paid to browse the web, talk on your phone or IM all of your friends. While many companies allow this to be done during down time, these are not things that successful employees spend their time doing, and you shouldn’t either.