Do you have career goals? Are you ready to move up? In many cases moving up is important, but there are not any goals or a good support system. What do your friends think?
It is interesting that we often talk openly about refusing a dessert, about being sure we are going to hit the gym, or that we want to drop a few pounds.
Friends often seem supportive, they’ll offer encouragement, and maybe even invite you to join them in their own similar endeavors.
What happens when you tell them you are going for a promotion, that you want to get an advanced degree, or that you want a luxurious home that puts you into a new neighborhood? Are they supportive or do they offer to help?
Goals are important for everything you want to accomplish. No goal means limited achievement. It is easier to deny yourself advancement when you don’t define what the advancement looks like.
Support systems matter. The weight loss program, the fitness routine, or skipping the dessert. Support and encouragement help.
If you are career minded, success driven, and want to accomplish more, do you have the support you need?
Your network is critical for your success. Those people who surround you matter. If you’re interested in moving up who is shouting encouragement?
Change is scary, it may cause friends to worry about being left behind, to get anxious because they aren’t as committed or lack the confidence. Yes, even jealously may be a factor.
Here’s the thing, you need a support system. You need encouragement and backup. Most of all you need belief. Sometimes belief from others is the trigger for belief in yourself.
What’s stopping your advancement? What is holding you back from moving up?
Most successful people hang around others who support success, not deny it.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant and succession coach who helps organizations and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is a five-time author and some of his work includes, #CustServ The Customer Service Culture, and Forgotten Respect, Navigating a Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.