The majority of people never plan for their career and they just go through the motion everyday. If you want to become successful in your field, you first need to master these skills:
- Develop a strong sense of self-awareness. Look within yourself, examine what your strengths, weaknesses, and preferences are. Listen to your instincts and increase your introspection. You’ll profit from knowing these things about yourself.
- Leverage on your strengths — the only place you can perform from. You can’t build on your weaknesses. Understand your limitations and lean into your edge.
- Stay true to your personal authenticity and integrity. Stand for your values, never betray your ethics. Value your reputation above all else. Always present the best version of yourself.
- Be ruthlessly pragmatic in your decisions. Remember that indecision is the worst decision of all. Examine the available options as quickly as possible, then decide accordingly.