That is what a past mentor of mine used to say. I didn't like it focusing on the negative, so I changed it to:
“New level, new opportunity to grow.”
One thing you can count on is that there will always be opportunities to learn new skills as you advance your career. It’s not like you hit a certain level of success and you coast from there on out. Any leader worth following is and always will be learning and doing what they can to better themselves.
Another saying that I hear from people when they come to work with me is:
“One and done.”
Thinking that once you have addressed an area of personal development for your professional success you don’t have to deal with that one any more…but the truth is, you do.
What my past mentor was trying to help me with, was managing my expectations. If it was scary or uncomfortable to do a certain part of my job now, I better get comfortable with it because as I move on to the next level of success, there will be another area calling for me to grow.
The sooner you recognize that personal development is a big part of achieving success, the smoother your journey will be…and the more fun you will have along the way.
When you don’t choose to be open to these growth opportunities, you create blind spots. That is where problems arise.
As you advance your career, or company; bettering yourself is part of your job. Seek out external support in this area if you need it. The leaders you admire are aware of their strengths and areas of development and don’t hesitate to get support when needed.
Don’t let blind spots hold you back, be the reason you are passed over for promotion, or why your ideal clients/customers choose another company.
The level of success you achieve really is directly connected to your level of self-awareness.
Go for it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Here’s to your personal development for professional success!!
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