7 Mistakes I've Made in my Career

19 of #100DaysToOffload

I have been doing the same job for over ten years, and until COVID arrived, seated at the same desk.

The job is well-paid, and millions in society earn significantly less. However, individual decisions or thoughts on my part have led me to become stuck. When I look back, it's not difficult to see where I went wrong.

  1. I didn't put myself forward for an interview every time an opportunity arose.
  2. I allowed one demanding boss to cause me to look at promotion negatively. On reflection, I was more than capable of handling him and the demands of a more senior position.
  3. I entered the comfort zone and used salary contentment as an excuse not to move on.
  4. I stopped looking for new opportunities.
  5. I didn't put myself forward for new projects that could have helped me build confidence.
  6. I didn't network with the right people and thought hard work was enough.
  7. I never considered a move down the salary scale to open new challenges and opportunities for development.

Don't make the same mistakes, but neither should you strive for promotion for promotion's sake.

I am happy with my position, salary, and, most importantly, my life.

Maybe that's okay.

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