Have you ever witnessed someone else being really successful in their profession while you get left behind? I think we all have at some point. There’s definitely a tendency to get jealous of this person who seems to be rising up the ladder much quicker than you! Why are they getting all the success while you sit languishing at the bottom? Sometimes, it’s just about doing things in a smarter fashion, as we’re about to explore.
If someone tells you that you don’t need an element of ruthlessness to get ahead, I think they’re wrong. It’s not a nice thing to think that you’ve got to be ruthless to achieve success, but you do! Some might even think of it as selfishness, but those who are successful don’t! They see situations as an opportunity to get ahead, and they’re going to take them by any means necessary. If they spot an opening higher up the ladder, they’ll do almost anything to ensure they get it.
Becoming successful means rising up the career ladder in many cases. Over time, this turns from being a small part of the team to a big one. Eventually, leadership qualities take over as an important skill. You can never rise to the top unless you’re able to manage large groups of people. Having the confidence to do this is key. For those who are naturally shy and not so good with communication; you’re going to have to improve.
You don’t have to enjoy your job in order to be successful at it, but it helps. It doesn’t matter what we do in life; if we enjoy it, we put more effort into it. The initial excitement of a new job or promotion is great, but it wears off eventually. This is when many people make the mistake of getting too comfortable. They start neglecting their own work without even realizing it. Fun and enjoyment is the key to success and high levels of performance. Karen Salmansohn even made a video about it!
An Eagerness To Learn
In order to become successful, you’ve got be good at what you do. Then, you’ll rise up the career ladder, and you’ll be given more responsibility. If you want to rise even higher, you’ve got to be great in that role as well! The only thing that will make you great is experience and willingness to learn. If you’re happy to put in the time and effort to make you better at your job, it’ll pay off in the long run.
Work Harder Than Most
In my experience, I’ve found that the people who are most successful are the ones that work incredibly hard. I’ve seen people who live many miles away from their workplace, but they’re still the ones who arrive first and leave last. They’ll spend all day every day working incredibly hard without ever growing disillusioned. They are committed to their role and the company. You have to be thinking in a certain mindset to be this way, but anyone can do it!