Help To Surpass Page 2Author: Byron Pulsifer, ©2015
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may not be easy; these options may require you to start at a lower position than your current level. But, if a new or different position allows you to grow, or sees you in a position where you report to a leader and not a boss, it may be the best move you've ever made.
You have a choice to stay where you are. You may decide that it is better to wait it out hoping that your current boss moves on, or retires. If this option is your choice, be prepared to spend a long time doing the same job for months, or even years. The downside of this strategy is that your boss may stay until retirement and if you are close to the same age, you could be in a for a very long wait. Are you willing and mentally able to stay?
Are you willing to continue working in the same job when you know deep down that you have a lot more to offer?
You may have the opportunity to apply to a different company where your current skills are in demand. However, this may mean that you have to take a lower paid salary until you are able to acquire seniority, or a promotion. On the other hand, you may see a new company as an opportunity only to learn that the person you report is the same or worse than your last boss.
The opportunity here, however, is that you may already know someone who is working at the company you are looking to join. This person would be able to give you an inside view point of the company, its' philosophy in regards to employee development, and an inside peek as to current issues within this company.
If you are able to utilize this option, take some time to check out the company and what it does to assist or train its' employees. It is far better to know what you are getting into than to simply jump to another company to only learn you made a mistake.
For get about waiting it out or finding a new company to work for. Take the bull by the horns and spread your wings. What does this mean? Simply put, take control of your own future and stop waiting for the crumbs to fall into place. Surpass the rest of the people who are right alongside of you hoping for the same thing. The strategy is straight forward but make no mistake, it requires you to take bold action, it takes time, perseverance and a stick to it attitude. The opportunity lies in signing up for additional training using your own money and spending time. The money spent means taking courses at night school, or online. It means that you will have to give up some of your free time while still doing your current job. It means staying with this strategy despite friends who tell you are wrong, or that you are missing out on some fun activities. But, here is the point to always remember: you are in the driver's seat. No one can stop you from learning, from preparing to move forward, or from excelling in an area that you know you can master.
What Suits You
Of all the options outlined above, which is the most appealing to you? Which option leads you to where you want to go? Which option puts you in control instead of someone else's? You decide.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability." Zig Ziglar
"Ability is what you can do, attitude is whether you will do it." Catherine Pulsifer
"Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!" Og Mandino
"They who know how to employ opportunities will often find that they can create them; and what we can achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of our time." John S. Mill
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