Acknowledge and accelerate: Whether it’s getting that opportunity, increasing your value or learning from failure; there’s something you can do, don’t act helpless.
Measure and magnify: Determine “what your amazing is’’ and how you are going to measure that. Find a mentor who will help you do whatever it takes to get to your amazing self. It’s that person who believes in you, can give you honest constructive feedback, that person you respect and are prepared to take instruction from.
Account and accomplish: Be accountable to your choices, actions, responsibilities and goals and following through with your commitments. One of the most helpful and useful things you could decide today is not to let it be someone’s task to hold you to account.
Zoom and zing: Acknowledge your strengths, don’t try to fix your flaws or stressing over your limitations. Promoting your strengths to contribute more to your environment is a noble thing to do.
Invest and incentivise: invest in your craft. What is the one thing you are really good at? In your workplace or industry, in what area will colleagues come to you for as the expert? Stop procrastination; know what incentive will get you to get up and going the extra mile.
Nip and navigate: Nip mediocrity in the bud. Also nip bad and unproductive habits. Be effective in your work. Navigate challenges instead of giving up when you hit a wall. Don’t be afraid to learn even hard lessons.
Grow and guide: Make your choices on the basis of potential for growth and don’t ‘’hate’’ that boss who pushes you hard every day. No matter how prestigious a job or role looks if it does not offer room for personal or professional development, you are as good as sitting in a rocking chair; you’ll be comfortable but most likely go nowhere. Important skills to develop are the capacity to guide and direct you.
Now take action: how can you be more accountable?