Are you spending more time at the water cooler or on the Internet than you spend really focusing on that important project?
The more time you spend goofing off, the less time you have to devote to activities that could propel your career forward.
Resolve to: Avoid engaging in non-work activities while at the office. Limit the time you spend talking about celebrity gossip to minutes in the afternoon. Don’t be afraid to let your co-workers know that you’d like to devote more time to work. You never know, you may inspire them to get in gear too.