The late motivational speaker Jim Rohn had this to say years ago: ‘The secret to career growth is, Work harder on yourself than you do on your job‘. If you are looking for one sentence to define what you should focus on this year, this should be it.
Let’s face it, we work hard at our jobs, most of us spending most our days labouring,putting in the hours to make a living, instead of designing a life. If you have goals of finding a new job in 2015, or getting promoted, the biggest step you can take towards this is to work more on yourself than you work on your job.
How many new books have you read in the last 6 months? Are you reflecting on your growth, learning from your mistakes, setting SMART goals? Your answer to these questions determine how far and how fast you will go. How much value you will add. To your job, to the world.
This new year, take the step to learn, practice, challenge yourself and grow. This is the secret to happiness. The need to know that we are growing.