“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:
- Why have I been stuck at the same position in my job, even though I consistently perform well?
- Why don’t my boss and top managers value my hard efforts?
- Why doesn’t anybody know who I am or what I do for the company?
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.