Fight the good career fight in 2020

10 January 2020 | Opinion

Nampolo Angula



At the beginning of the year, everyone’s expectations for greatness are high.

Our bodies and minds are energised after the festive season, and we’re ready to take on 2020 with new vigour.

If you think of your job as just part of your daily grind, what will drive you to get on top of your game?

Ask yourself whether you are content with your career. If you’re not, I suggest you create an area within your current job and become the best at it.

If you don’t, it will cause you a lot of suffering. Focusing on your talents within your job will help you overcome challenges. This will help you not to get stuck and to keep believing in the career path you’ve set out on.

Many people find it hard to invest time and energy in their careers. They expect immediate results. Remember – success takes time and that’s why it’s called a career path. Do not compare your career to others’, wishing you were a doctor or a pilot, for example. Rather focus on your own progress where you are.

Those you envy have their own challenges, and may have overcome previous challenges because they haven’t given up on their career paths.

If you give up on your career, you give up on yourself.

A job is a golden opportunity for growth and development. But you have to create opportunities for yourself. If you’re sitting back waiting for that promotion, you may be waiting a long time before you’re noticed.

Don’t shirk tasks entrusted to you – embrace it, be the go-to person, use the opportunity. This will open doors for you in the future.

Don’t be fazed by hard times. The hard times will make you stronger and take you steadily further along your path.

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