Successful people don't keep backup plans, which forces them to work harder on their current goals, an infographic by Fast Business Canada says. Also, successful people don't let up when they reach a goal.
If you don't live in an area that provides many networking opportunities, think outside the box when it comes to meeting other professionals, writes Kat Boogaard. Start conversations wherever you may be, join professional organizations and use social media to meet others in your field from around the world, Boogaard writes.
Fear of the unknown is the main reason people stay in jobs they don't like, Christie Mims writes. Overcome this fear by identifying exactly what it is you're afraid of, and then give yourself advice as if you were counseling a friend in a similar situation, she writes.
You don't want to annoy people when asking for help in getting a job, so make sure you are prepared to discuss your qualifications and goals and keep them informed of your progress, Megan Murray writes. "[B]e respectful of others’ time, but don’t be afraid either. Another part of growing in your career is about making opportunities for yourself, not waiting for them to come to you," she writes.
Don't beat yourself up over times when you aren't successful at work, as research shows such actions can undermine your motivation and goals, Melody Wilding writes. Find a mentor who can help reinforce positive messages and "provide feedback that’s helpful, constructive, and honest," she writes.
Successful people don't keep a backup plan, forcing them to work harder on existing goals, according to an infographic by Fast Business Canada. Also, successful people don't let up when they reach a goal.