The painful truth about success and money
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Success and money are not to be pursued. They become attracted by whom you have become. This one is really twisted and ironic tough nut to crack. The more you feel entitled to getting respect, success, money, positions, status etc, the less you will get in the long run. Conversely, the more you work on yourself, the greater the chance that you will all but automatically attract these goodies. Biggest impact you can make is of course the workplace as far as your pay and status is concerned.
Face it very few people truly care about you enough to help you grow professionally or as a person. So this is something that only you can do something about. You will have to sit on the proverbial rock and gaze into the sky (or your snow globe) and heavily ponder what you can do to change your professional career. “What can I do or become and what do I have to do to get there?” are powerful questions that you need to ask yourself. The quintessential element to your success lies in reframing your thinking. Change your YOU’s to I’s, BUT’s to AND’s, SHOULD to COULD, etc and then give it no more than 9 months before some interesting changes will occur. The moment you take active and actually pro-active charge of your life. Even little things at work such as figuring out a problem that was not necessarily yours to solve, but you do it anyway and without asking your boss for permission will not go unnoticed. In fact you will stir up the pot really quickly and this will feel uneasy on you as well as the people around you. Some may actually feel threatened. That is the zone where you want to be though. More rewarding tasks will be headed your way. The more you help others the greater the chance that your career will advance.
You may say that your boss would never allow this or be the first to feel threatened. My guess is that quite a few of you will feel this way about their bosses. Park that thought for a moment. On your way to attracting significance and success you may have another choice to make. You need to either stay where you are in your comfort zone, or you need to move on and make a more drastic move and not work in such an environment anymore. No bad boss will ever matter again when you gain competencies by working on finding solutions for others to enjoy. Consistently working on yourself needs no permission by your supervisor no matter where you work. It will lead to success and money because of who you have become.