In this article, we will discuss how to be successful in career and some career success tips.
Everyone in the world dreams about a long, rewarding, fruitful and successful career but there are very few people who get a chance to live the life of this dream.
But still, there are some reasons by which we are not able to live our life as per our dreams.
The reasons may be your inability to decide what you want or not having a mentor to guide you.
Still, we all are lucky enough that we live in a world rich in opportunities.
In this world, we can choose from an unlimited variety of professions, and have the right to find personal happiness and satisfaction in our daily work-life.
Your selection of occupation depends on your willingness of shaping your career, and how much effort you do to make the necessary improvements in your life and professional career.
All success in career depends upon your discipline, faith in your ability and potential, and a will to change the attitude in your personal and professional career.
I have listed below 10 changes that you need to make and follow if you wish to be successful in your career.
1. Set Small Goals
Goal setting is an important task for your future. It plays a very vital role to be successful in career.
Many people set a very difficult goal to get success very quickly but this way of getting success can be very harmful to your future.
Your goals must be SMART:
S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Achievable
R = Result oriented
T = Time-bound
Never set your goals very difficult else they will create unnecessary pressure on your day to day life. If you fail to meet those difficult goals then you may lose your self-confidence.
2. Identify your Core Strengths
Every person in the world has some qualities which may be hidden qualities.
To get successful in career you must do self-analysis and find your core strength.
Once you find your strength, you must put all your effort to align your performance with your core strength.
In other words, you need to know and understand what you’re good at from your professional point of view and encash these qualities to ensure you give your best performance at all times.
3. Find a Mentor
To become successful in career and a successful person, we always need an experienced guide sometimes to show us the right path and help us in making the right decisions at the right time.
You must choose a mentor from your own field/industry which will give you the advantage of him/her being able to guide you on industry-specific issues as and when required.
Please remember, this person must be intelligent, well experienced and should know you very well enough to advise when you need it the most.
4. Increase Networking
Did you attend any event, seminar, or conference which is related to your field or industry last few days or months?
If the answer is NO then you must start now focusing on increasing your network by attending those events.
Attending events, seminars, and conferences related to your field or industry can be a powerful source for staying updated on the latest news and trends in your field.
You will come to know who the big players in your industry are and you can target those players in the future.
So start attending events and keep track latest news and trend of your industry and also make new contacts who can help you.
Networking plays a very important role to be successful in career.
5. Seek Feedback on Performance
If you want improvement in your performance and success in career then you must seek honest feedback from your seniors about performance at work. Self-improvement is the key to success.
Sometimes you can also approach your peers and colleagues to seek their opinion on your overall performance at work.
Sometime you may get some negative feedback about your performance but you need to worry about those negative feedback. Rather than you should focus on improving those negative areas.
6. Share Ideas
Every person has ideas about their area or industry for improvements.
The working person is the best person to share improvement ideas and suggestions regarding work issues because they work in that field daily and face such issues.
If you have, never hesitate to share those ideas and suggestions with your seniors and colleagues and at all the right platforms like meetings or conferences, etc.
You can always discuss your ideas with your immediate superior and seek his opinion and feedback on your suggestions.
Such employees are generally considered valuable and performing assets by their employers and usually get shortlisted for promotion, higher increments, and more responsibilities.
7. Let go of your Ego
Sometimes we think that we can do everything and we don’t require any help and support.
We keep doing the task which is not our expertise or we are not good at it but still, due to our ego satisfaction, we keep doing. We must understand that there are people outside who may have expertise in this task.
Letting go of our ego can boost our productivity and save time also.
Never Keep Ego.
8 Keep Challenging Yourself
To go higher and higher in a professional career, you have to get out of your comfort zone and take new challenges.
If you stuck with regular jobs then you will get bore and you will not be able to at a higher level.
You should start learning new things, do some improvement though Kaizens, take some improvement projects for cost-saving or innovation kind of.
The main idea behind challenging shake up your work job by doing something creative, innovative, and challenging which you have never done before.
This will make your daily work more interesting and it will also help to keep you motivated all the time.
9 Team Work
A teamwork environment at the workplace helps all your staff to draw on the strengths of one another, work collaboratively, and be productive.
All the team members must pull their weight, be willing to share ideas and concepts, and collectively work for one objective as TEAM.
Teamwork helps in using multiple core strength for a particular task so that you can achieve maximum out of it.
10 Take a Break
Work-life balance is very important for becoming a successful professional.
No person can work continuously without taking any break. Work without break can affect your performance and productivity hence you must take a regular break from your job and enjoy your time.
So are you ready to make the change?