How to stay focused on achieving results
After I updated LinkedIn to show I had started working somewhere, I received numerous notes of congratulations. I was also asked by someone if I had any advice about finding a job. I don’t know where that person was coming from exactly but I could identify with the question. I had made a practice of asking the question of people who got jobs the same question.
Looking back now, I can say asking the question helped me in two ways. It was helpful and it was humbling. Helpful because I always took away one or two things that I knew I needed to change or that would improve my job search efforts. Humbling because it would put me face to face with someone who had accomplished something I had not. The humbling part was very important because it forced me to summon the courage to re-evaluate my approach from the ground up to make sure I wasn’t just falling into a rut and losing focus on the results I wanted to achieve.
Take this for what it’s worth – how often are you asking people how they got to where they are? If it’s at least not once a month, preferably more, you could be falling into a rut.