There's no question that successful people emulate the best traits of those around them. You can do the same for success and advancement in your career.
Think about people in your workplace. Who are the people you think are most successful at what they do? Why? Write down things that make these people successful. You want to identify and emulate the best traits of successful people around you.
Also think about people in the workplace who are doomed to get fired or demoted. These are the people who are habitually late, complain, blame everyone else for their problems, the sky is falling, etc. Forget them! You don’t want to be like them. Don’t get caught up in the “Woe is me, I hate life” attitude.
You want to constantly look for ways to improve, make things better, and emulate the best traits of those around you. I’m not sure why this is, but in every workplace I’ve been, negativity spread far faster and deeper than anything positive ever did. The negativity is The Noise, and you want to tune it out.
You may be thinking to yourself, “I can just read a book to find out how to be successful.” Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good self-improvement book (and have a whole library to prove it!) The step beyond reading is putting the information into practice.
By experiencing and acknowledging successful qualities in other people, you gain much more insight into the behaviors of others and yourself. You know the old saying: “Practice makes perfect”. As an example, let’s take piano playing. If I want to learn to play the piano, I could certainly read a book that will teach me. But until I actually sit down and start playing and practicing will I truly understand and become skillful.
Find a mentor at work or outside of work. This could be your boss, or someone you look up to. A mentor will help counsel and guide you in a positive direction. They will also help hold you accountable for things you should be doing to make positive changes in your career.
Get rid of "the noise" in your workplace:
By practicing successful traits and learning to emulate the best, you're well on your way to having a fulfilling, rewarding career.