A Secret To Success: Bet On Yourself Early And Often

Leadership requires confidence. Really, it does. If you don't know that you're capable to ascend to an echelon above and beyond where you are today then I have news for you: No one else will either! Once you are able to get out of your own way and understand that success is a choice you will be ready to develop.

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We all make decisions in our career and our individual career paths. This is evident when we choose to accept a job with a new company or when we decide to accept or decline a position with your current employer. If you're given a growth opportunity do not let your confidence in yourself be the reason you say no. If you say no let it be because it isn't the right opportunity.

When you assess what is in front of you I recommend that you consider the position, the work environment, the compensation, the commute and the hours long before you think about whether or not you can do the job.

Betting on yourself needs to be more than just an action. It needs to be a thought process that you continually utilize when you make your decisions every day.

If you're already at a place in your life where you regularly self-evaluate your work and strive for continuous improvement there's no good reason for you to not bet on yourself.

Once you begin betting on yourself you may soon notice that other people will bet on you too. Those same people will notice that you made the decision to be successful and they may even ask you how you have made this happen. Don't be afraid to share this secret.

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Do you have a story about a time that you bet on yourself and are better because of it? If so, share it in the comment box.

Until next time, own your legacy.....

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  • You essay would be more effective if you gave specific examples or illustrations, maybe from your own experience.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thanks for taking the time to read the blog and comment. I think that's a great idea and will probably use it for a part 2 at some point soon.

  • In reply to Matthew Askren:

    That having been said, your point is spot-on.

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