In a race, there is always a first person who is usually ahead of a second person and on and on to the very last person. The person in the first position while in the race does not relent because he knows that being ahead of the next person does not mean he cannot be caught up with and overtaken so he has to run even harder and more strategically to maintain being at the first position.
Many times, I hear people say… ‘At last I have the job, now I can rest’ but I would say…. This is not the time for you to rest, it’s a time for you to buckle up and aim higher. Getting a job, is only a platform to aim for the next level, so have it at the back of your mind that you are only a step away from those who are searching for jobs and there’s a huge possibility that they could catch up with you.
I hear people say “I have been with this organization for a long time but they just recruited someone who is now earning more than I do. Why is this the case?” Have you ever asked yourself:
- What does this person have that I don’t have?
- What can this person do that I can’t do?
- How can I be of more value to this organization?
Well… the answer is simple, “Aim Higher”, build and train yourself, write examinations, take professional courses, go for training and seminars, get certifications, solve problems even if it is not a part of your job description and be the best at what you do in that organization. At the end of the day, you would find yourself to be almost indispensable to the organization.
I hope this helps you to start thinking differently and aim higher.
BI Empowerment team