“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!”
~ Earl Nightingale
In the constant struggle to get ahead at work, failing to achieve the success you desire can be quite a painful experience. Promotions you strive for go to others and you feel unappreciated and undervalued. These things lead to a drop in confidence and a depressing work day.
Here are 3 painful questions you might be asking yourself every day:
1. Why am I stuck in my current role?
You may find yourself asking why you’ve been stuck in the same position at your company, even though you consistently perform well.
2. Why don’t my superiors value my efforts?
You may wonder why your boss and company leaders don’t value your contributions.
3. Why does no one know who I am or what I do?
You may feel puzzled about why you remain unknown despite your dedication and hard work.
One of the reasons you might be struggling to get ahead at work has nothing to do with the way you perform or your skill level. If you know your job well and have had no performance issues over the years, you know you’ve got that covered. Your biggest obstacle stopping you from getting ahead might just be you. Most people don’t realize that they are sabotaging their own careers.
How is that possible, you ask? To find out, I suggest you read a recent blog post I wrote titled 3 Self-Limiting Mindsets that Will Hold You Back at Work. This post might just be the difference between staying where you are and reaching new heights in your career.
If you’re tired of struggling to get ahead at work, make sure you read my new book, Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.