The things every high-achiever should know
An idea I want to explore today is the nature of working smarter versus working harder to achieve progress in your career. More often than not, if a recent graduate asks how she can advance up the corporate ladder in a company, she will be told to work harder and/or work longer hours to show her dedication to the company and her desire to succeed. She might shorten her lunch break a bit, stay a little longer after everyone else leaves, etc. While this approach can and will work if you have a management team that notices and rewards such behavior, there is a diminishing marginal return to the mantra of “work harder to get ahead.” A pictorial demonstration of the concept of diminishing marginal return can be seen below
In: Achieving Goals29 Oct 2009
When you get in your car and drive somewhere, odds are that you will have a well-defined destination in mind. Maybe it’s a particular restaurant, or maybe it’s your friend’s house. Taking this example a step further and applying to today’s topic, lets go on to say that you are in the driver’s seat of [...]
You may remember that the old tagline for this blog was “Self Improvement for Self Motivators.” Although I’ve chosen to go with a tagline that is more descriptive of the blog’s purpose, this old tagline still remains true. The majority of the content on this blog is targeted towards people who can dig deep and [...]
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