What No One Tells You About Success
To become successful in one’s career, one must adopt new habits and mindsets. Once success is gained, it takes work to maintain it as well. Lots of successful people will tell you all the wonderful things about gaining success, such as increased independence, a sense of achievement, the list goes on and on. But what they tend not to mention are the adjustments in yourself needed to maintain your success, and what you should prepare for once you have it. Success isn’t easily gained, and it certainly isn’t easily kept.
In her article The 5 Things No One Really Tells You About Success, author Karyn Schoenbart (a CEO herself) gives some tips on what to expect when you find success, and how to maintain it. We elaborate on some of out favorite points below:
- Become extremely resilient: With success usually comes increased responsibility and autonomy. While positive, these can also mean more stress and will definitely mean more people rely on you. Develop and maintain a resiliency against stress and other factors that can stand in your way.
- Take on projects beyond your job description: Volunteering to go above and beyond makes you stand out in a crowd. If you’re looking to become more successful, this will help you to stand out to your supervisors and they’ll see that you take things to the next level. If you’re already in a managerial role, adopting this habit will set a good example for those you supervise and show your boss that you’re still willing to go the extra mile, even if you’ve recently been promoted.