“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”
~ Jim Rohn
Without the right tools and knowledge, finding a job that you truly want or getting a promotion at your present company can be challenging.
When I hear people complain about their current job I’ve only got one answer for them: Be responsible.
Choosing to be a victim of your circumstances makes you lose control over situations that come your way. Being responsible about your current situation gives you the power to take action to change it.
Upgrade your skill set.
One of the best ways to be responsible is getting the right education and learning the appropriate skills to face challenges.
Once you’re more informed, you’ll have greater confidence because you know tried-and-tested methods that have worked for others and are probably going to work for you. Nobody but you is responsible for your success.
Find the knowledge you need to excel.
How can you get the right knowledge to advance your career? Here are a few ways: get advice from senior executives, read books that teach you the steps to career success, and read articles on popular leadership blogs. Of course, all of this reading and advice will only help if you put it to use by taking action.
Make a plan.
As you learn a new skill or brush up on an area of knowledge, come up with three concrete ways you can use them in your job. Start utilizing your newfound skills and knowledge, and you’ll prime yourself for advancement.