Success can mean different things to different people. While some see success in amassing wealth, there are others who think they are successful because they could bring about a positive change in the world. And then there are people who see success in climbing the corporate ladder. Whatever the perspective of an individual on what ‘success’ looks like to them, the fundamental rules for achieving it remain the same for us all.
Here are our top 5 tips for career success:
Grab your chances:
In your professional life, many times opportunities will come knocking on your door. You will have a choice, either to take the well-trodden path up the organisational ladder or risk exploring new uncharted territories. When unexpected chances are thrown your way; think wise, act fast and grab them.
Reinvent yourself. Never stop adding skills.
You’ve heard the saying ‘Don’t rest on your laurels’, so make it your success mantra. Keep reinventing yourself. Remember, the opportunities will be endless if you dare to move out of your comfort zone and explore and discover new skills. You never know, it could open up a new career door in the process.
Organisational culture is the key to your success.Without culture, neither an organisation nor an individual can succeed.
- Be open and honest in your work and your communication with your colleagues and supervisors.
- Give respect and earn respect.
- Assume responsibilities well and be accountable for your work.
The day you lose your humility, you lose your soul. It’s easy to let success go to your head but remember, self-importance can prevent you from learning and growing and will eventually bring you down. People like to deal with humble people and no one likes a show-off.
There is a thin line between ambition and greed. Respect it.
Wanting to add a zero or two to your wealth can colour your glasses and impact your rational thinking. Make sure your ambition doesn’t turn ugly.
At Cegos Asia Pacific, we have specially tailored personal development programs for Interpersonal Excellence that can help participants to reach their career success goals.
How about checking it out today?…You never know what opportunity might be around the corner!!!