It’s NOT Too Late to Take Personal Responsibility for Your Career

By April 9, 2012 November 20th, 2019 Managing your Career & Being Successful at Work
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“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.

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.

How can you get the right knowledge to advance your career? Here are a few ways: get advice from senior executives, read self-help 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.

If you want to get ahead in your career, read a review of the book on Tim Milburn’s leadership blog. Or, order Getting Ahead on Amazon.