Building a career is not an easy task, you might think that just by being hard-working you will achieve your goal, but it takes a lot more than just hard work. To become successful you need to be committed, and you need to be pro-active when it comes to career decisions. But even if you are successful in building an enviable career you need to make sure that you’ve built a career worth having and that will only happen if you have the correct mindset and if you are realistic with your expectations out of life.
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To build a career worth having you need to stick to your path faithfully and we are here to tell you how to do just that, so read on!
1. Set Career Milestones
Success doesn’t happen overnight; there are steps you need to take to get where you want to and to do that you need to map out your career plan carefully. Think about what steps need to be taken to achieve your ultimate goal – what you would call success - and put them in a time frame, decide what’s the first step to be taken is and start working in that direction.
Make sure to celebrate each milestone because small victories are just as important as large ones, and they can help motivate you for the bigger things. Celebrating milestones will ensure that you remain on your path to success.
2. Consider Your Legacy
Careers are nothing if we are not able to leave some type of legacy behind. It’s important to decide what you want to leave behind when the time comes to retire and if you want to contribute somehow to making your industry a better place.
To do that consider what is important to you, what aspects of the industry you’d like to see changed and what is possible to change. Applying these filters will help you make a more informed decision and it will help you determine what your legacy will be. It will also help motivate you and keep you on the right path to achieving success.
A legacy it’s not all about changing the world, we can’t all do that, but if it’s important to you to leave some significant work behind you when you are gone you need to decide how big of a change you want to make.
3. Understand that Mistakes Will Be Made
Mistakes are inevitable in anything we do, and your career is no different to that. You will make mistakes, and some of them will be more costly than others but so long as you find a way to bounce back, making mistakes doesn’t need to be a big deal.
In order not to lose heart when a mistake happens, you need to view your career as a big experiment. Understand that nothing is certain and that every decision you make is a risk you need to take, however even if the risk doesn’t pay off that’s still ok because in the grand scheme of things, you’ve learned something valuable that will help you on your way to success.
Building a career worth having will be fulfilling but don’t forget to enjoy your way there too. It’s important to make the most out of your journey as it will help you learn a lot of valuable lessons.