"Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle." - Thomas Hardy
The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream? - Brendan Francis
We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work. - Iain Duncan Smith
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Don’t Dwell on the Past: It’s impossible to go throughout a career without hitting a number of bumps in the road. No matter how hard you try, no matter how thoughtful you are, you are bound to hit snags in the road. And when you do hit those snags, your reaction to them will forever influence your capacity for success. You can either learn from them, move on, and continue on your career; or you can harp on them for weeks, months, or even years—allowing them to drag you down at every step of the way. No matter how bad your failure was, it’s over. All you can do now is work carefully to improve your future prospects.
Stay Alert: Stay alert for important information about promotions and job openings. If you find these opportunities quickly and exploit them, you will greatly improve your chances of getting promoted.
Don’t Try to Advance Prematurely: In the long run, your promotion should come naturally. It should come at a time when it is obvious to you and obvious to your bosses that you are interested and worthy. If you try to force the issue to quickly, it could backfire and negatively effect you in the long run.
Invest in Your Career: Just like any other investment, an investment in your career could pay off considerably down the line. If you are currently missing the education or the training that you need to move forward in your career, then put some money aside to invest in your career.
Find Ways to Put Yourself at Peace with the World and Your Life: One of the most important things that successful people do is make sure they are at peace with the world and their own life. Even if their worklife is riddled with conflict and controversy, they find a way to become comfortable with it all, so that it does not drag them down each day.
Always Be Early or On Time: When you’re late to a meeting, everyone notices, including your boss. This is why it is vital to be early or on time, so that you don’t stick out as a bad example.
Learn How to be a Team Player: In essence, getting better at your job means getting better at playing your role on the team. Make an effort to demonstrate that you are a team player to your bosses; and you may be rewarded with an attempt to run that team.
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Try New Things: Trying new things keeps you thinking and helps you to problem solve. So make an effort to step out of your comfort zone, experience the world, and learn more.
Learn New Skills: One large part of getting promoted involves developing new skills. If you don’t develop new skills, then you cannot expect that your boss will suddenly believe that you are capable of taking on a new job with different requirements.
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Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one Helen Keller is the other. - Erma Bombeck
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. - Arnold H. Glasow
The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper. - Gwen Stefani
"The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything." - Nelson Rockefeller
"Don't aim for success if you want it just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally." - David Frost
"As his partner on this amazing journey, I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success. He built it." - Ann Romney
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell
The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land. - Arthur Erickson
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it." - W. C. Fields
"I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent." - Jeanne Moreau
"Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too." - Jimmy Buffett
"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence." - Mark Twain
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. - Lily Tomlin
I hate the idea of success robbing you of your private life. - Paul McCartney
"I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, 'Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.' I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it's not that simple." - Sheryl Sandberg