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How To Have A Successful Career - 5 Secrets Everyone Should Know

Mar 19, 2008
There are a few individuals who are probably thinking about changing their careers and those who are using tools such career mapping. Then there are those who are happy and content with their chosen career paths, but they want to become more successful.

Which one are you? And do you know the secrets to success?

Secret 1 - Motivation

Everyone needs to be motivated to be productive. A successful career depends on how much work you can do and how efficient you can be while doing it. Your efficiency and productivity depends on motivation. To know what motivates you, you have to understand what things you find rewarding or inspiring. Only when you are truly motivated will you have a successful career.

Secret 2 - Hard work and dedication

To be successful, you have to be the kind of person who is not afraid of hard work and failure. You must understand that failures and success go hand in hand. You also need to be dedicated. Dedication is necessary to be successful. Without hard work and dedication you will not be successful. Some say dedication is the fine line between success and mediocrity.

Secret 3 - Enjoying success

Being successful is also about enjoying your successes, no matter how small or how insignificant it may seem. Celebrating and enjoying these little events is very important. These little events eventually add up to make big rewards. Small victories are like learning something new and getting a good review. Handling criticism is what makes you a wiser person and it equips you to handle and deal with future endeavors.

Secret 4 - Pursue your dreams

This is the most important thing that you can do for yourself. Following or pursuing your dreams with regards to your career is what is going to make you successful. As a child, you might have dreamed of becoming the head of some company and calling the shots. Wouldn't you work harder if you were in that company and you had potential for achieving that dream? You have to work hard and be dedicated to your dream career and you'll climb the corporate ladder. Nothing makes you move faster in the direction than your dreams.

Secret 5 - Uncover your passion

Your passion is something you put your heart and soul into achieving. You have to understand, discover and uncover what your passions are. Your passion could be basketball or rugby, it could be building bikes or racing them, or it could be teaching and tutoring. Turn your passion into a career. If it's building bikes that you like, then you can become an automobile engineer or designer. If it's racing bikes you like then you can become a world champion bike rider. If playing football is your passion, work at it and become and NFL player. Whatever your passion may be, you can turn it into reality.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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