When you’re feeling doubtful about your skills and worthiness, don’t give in to the temptation to run and hide. Instead, take the age-old advice and “fake it ‘till you make it.” While it’s great to be honest about how you’re feeling, you don’t want to start a new job by letting everyone know you’re feeling unworthy.
If you don’t want to be like most people who abandon their resolutions by the second week of February, you need to take control. But you have to do it within the content of a “career nomad” strategy—taking control as you go from one opportunity to the next, whether inside or outside the company.
By Jackie Hott
Faculty member at American Public University
Doctor, lawyer, farmer, actress, athlete, business woman, mom, or teacher--which one did you want to be when you grew up? When we are young we think about the future, but you are never too old to have goals.
By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University
Daily progress is more important than a week of flurried activity when it comes to developing personal skills. True growth is the slow and plodding progress toward success. Successful people are those who dedicate themselves to a cause and painstakingly move toward a higher goal.
Many people look for easy, quick success and give up before achieving lasting results. Those who are in the continual pursuit of the quick and easy road to success will find themselves repeatedly disappointed. Studies have shown that high expectations for academic achievements, career goals or athletic purposes can help people achieve more without causing burnout.