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Every now and then, some of us get the feeling that we are not moving up the career ladder the way we want it. Little do we realize that small, marginal improvements in the way we work on a regular basis will lead to success.
A long distance runner never tries to reach his goal on his first outing. He paces his training in such a manner that he builds up the required stamina to run the full course when the time comes.
Likewise, in our career race, we need to set small, achievable goals that will lead to bigger and better results. In my own experience, I make it a point to read and understand what is happening in my field of operation on a daily basis. It is a small decision that has proved very valuable to me. It has provided me with great inputs that I have positively used to enhance my career. I invest time and energy in building professional relationships – yet another small decision which, over the years, has given me outcomes that are big in nature.
I have seen many experts consciously working on improving their skills regularly. Many of us, upon reaching our goals, fail to realize the role that our small decisions have played in helping us where we are now. We often underestimate the importance of making the right decisions on a regular basis. We think that progress only happens when grand results occur.
A true professional is someone who realizes the improvement in his working style when he makes small choices that, although do not make much difference at first, add up to make a huge difference in the long term.
By focusing on small areas that need improvement, we are laying the foundation for better results. These can be greater productivity, quicker turnaround, enhanced income and even better job satisfaction.
• Excellence and expertise in one’s field start with small steps
• Small changes result in greater productivity, enhanced income
• Practice improving some areas of your life on a regular basis
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Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink