What is the difference between successful people and people who don’t succeed? Successful people take responsibility for their actions. They don’t blame others. They understand that every decision has consequences and they accept them. What does it mean to take responsibility? It means if you want to be successful, you have to put the pieces in place.
To take responsibility for your success:
- Your education: Did you pay attention in school? Did you stop learning when your left school? To take responsibility you need to keep learning. There are many resources online you can use to enhance your education. Whether you need to brush up on the basics with Khan Academy, you need to learn new skills with Google Grow, or need to get a degree at on online university, you have control over your education.
- Keep up to date: Just because you learned something, doesn’t mean you can stop there. Technology changes. Strategies change. If you learned programming in the 1990s means you’re proficient in languages that aren’t used much. Manufacturing is not done the same way today as it was 20 years ago. You need to keep your skills up to date. Join industry associations, read trade publications, and take continuing education courses. You have the responsibility to stay up-to-date.
- Make connections. We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s who you know.” You need to build your network. This can be done at business networking events, trade associations, expos and trade shows, etc. If you work in a large company, meet people within the organization. Set up lunch meetings and meet colleagues after work for drinks. The larger your network, the better it will serve you. The network won’t build itself. You have to do it.
Successful people make their situation better. They take responsibility and take actions. To see how a Modern Observer Group coach can help you find resources and create a mindset of responsibility, schedule a call here or contact us at the information below. Modern Observer Group programs are based on the Businetiks system as detailed in the book, “The Businetiks Way.”