Does your path to success looking a little different from your counterpart’s? It can be difficult to concentrate on following your own path when the climb to the top for others may be as simple as networking or a college degree. But trying to follow in someone’s footsteps along their path to success may not be the best fit for you.
On the road to success, there are many routes. Figure out what it takes to make your career happen in your specific industry without negatively comparing yourself to others doing the same in a different way. Personalize your journey by talking to professionals in your field or paying close attention while applying to jobs. Do most of the jobs you’re looking for require years of experience or a graduate degree? Do you need to know someone to get a foothold in the industry? Taking notes without trying to mimic what you think might work will get you ahead in the way that’s right for you.
The speed bumps, road blocks and stop signs along that path are yours and yours alone, so embrace your individual journey.