MN Business Tip Of The Day: 3 Things To Remember When Climbing The Ladder To The Top

January 8, 2014  |  

When you’re growing your career and power-climbing up the corporate ladder there is no guarantee of how far you’ll get or how fast you’ll get there. But there are a few things that are guaranteed to topple you right off your corporate tower. Here are a few tips on what not to do if you’re aiming to succeed:

Don’t Get Distracted — Even when inundated with papers in your inbox, it’s important to maintain the power of focus. Trying to get everything done at once, or taking on too much in an effort to impress the higher ups will only backfire. You are better off prioritizing the things that need to be done and tackling the three most important things, ensuring that you give each the proper focus throughout the day. And on a bigger scale, keep your eyes on the prize. Each day is one more opportunity to move up a rung.

Don’t Forget the Humans — Yes it’s a “ladder,” but while climbing never forget that you may need the occasional boost to reach the next rung. Being so determined to reach the top that you start believing you don’t need any help from anyone is exactly the sort of thinking that will keep you from your goals. Remember, the adage “No man is an island unto himself” is popular for a reason.

Don’t Rest on Your Laurels– As you begin to see growth in your career you may be tempted to sit back and relax. Avoid the temptation! Be sure to not settle for “good enough.” Instead strive for excellence in attaining your goals. Keep learning and staying on top of trends within and around your industry in order to be sure you never get left behind.

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