In a marketplace that's constantly changing, you must evolve too. Being willing to reinvent yourself keeps you fresh, vital, and influential—and sets the right example for the learners who look to you for guidance.
1. People are not meant to endure boredom, restlessness, or dissatisfaction.
Don't let yourself sink into complacency. How can you bring new meaning to your work?
2. Admitting what you don't know is a power position.
Take a class in a subject you know nothing about. Seek out a mentor. Read a challenging book. The more you learn, the more passionate you'll become about creating lifelong learners in your organization.
3. Helping others is at the heart of building influence.
Influential people don't focus on persuading, manipulating, or strong-arming; they seek to serve, asking themselves: "How can I make a real difference in others' lives?"
4. Feeling doubt and fear is normal when learning a new skill or moving in a new direction.
Take the leap anyway. Through hard work and perseverance, your risks will pay off.
5. You must take control of your own fate.
That doesn't mean the path is always easy. But it does mean you'll experience a brand of growth and resilience that you won't earn any other way.