Thursday, October 24, 2019
Personal Sacrifices for Career Success
A great career often means that you have to sacrifice. There is always a give and take that you have to go through in order to get to where you want to go. Whether you have to work with someone you don't like because they can get you a connection, or doing a Job you don't like because you will one day get promoted to something you do, a good career requires give and take. Say the boss asks you to work on a Saturday. Why would you do It? Why would you give up a day where you could sleep In, go see a movie In the afternoon and then go out at night?You do it because working on Saturday will Impress people. It will show that you have a team first attitude that you will come In when needed to help the company. You might not enjoy working with people you don't know all day. This especially holds true for those who don't have great hygiene or respect personal space. Why do you put up with them? Why not just tell them they smell bad and get it over with? You shut your mouth because you have to be a professional, and you have to get along in order to get ahead. Professional sacrifice is also why you don't yell and scream at people who don't do a DOD job.You don't want others to feel bad, but you don't want to look like you are short tempered. This doesn't help anyone, and you can get in trouble for it. Even If you are saying what others are thinking, it still requires you to restrain yourself and stay quiet. The betterment of your career is why you show up five minutes early to work. It's why you go to Buffalo for a job when you have been living in San Diego your whole life. No one wants to go across the country when it is much easier to stay where you are happy. No one wants to get to work early when we all know that work isn't fun.