At some point in your career, you may find yourself working in an environment that’s less than ideal. Maybe your company is undergoing struggles, or you have a manager or co-workers who simply don’t support you or others at the office. If that’s the case, it can be demoralizing and difficult to put your best foot forward and succeed in the workplace. Learning to thrive in a challenging work environment enables you to find solutions not quit.

Joanna Gaines once said, “I always thought that thriving would come when everything was perfect, and what I learned is that it’s actually down in the mess that things get good.” Chances are that at one time or another we will all have opportunity to get down in the mess. That’s where we have the choice: Thrive or quit.

“Quitting immediately isn’t always an option so they have to find a way to stick it out. If this is you, and you are trying to make it last (at least for right now), then it is time you start being proactive about your work environment,” according to Huffpost in an article discussing how to survive and thrive in a toxic work environment.

In this linked article, How to Thrive in a Challenging Work Environment, you will find three excellent tips you can use to help you thrive in a difficult workplace (that don’t involve quitting and finding another job).

A challenging work environment can make it difficult to succeed. By reading the article above you can find ways to reach out for support, maintain a positive attitude and set healthy boundaries so you are able to be a person who thrives in whatever workplace setting you find yourself. Remember that excellence is never an accident; It is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.