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  • Writer's pictureIan Gibbs

5-Point Checklist for Potential (Career) Growth

Most of us want to level up our career and unleash our professional potential. But how can you check to see how you're doing? Take 2 minutes to see how're you getting on with these 5 habits that can help you get up your career goal ladder.

  1. Set Goals: I'm sure you know the importance of having clear goals to make things happen. How would you rate yourself? Can you immediately state you current short term and long term goals? Or do you have to improvise in order to answer this question?

  2. Keep Learning: Continuous Learning is the key to unlock your professional potential. Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, attend seminars and webinars, and take online courses to stay ahead of the curve. Being proactive about learning new things will make you a valuable asset to your company. How would you rate your current personal learning plan? Are you constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone? Are you a member of a Learning Club? Or are you too busy to learn new skills?

  3. Network: Networking is essential for professional development. Build relationships with industry professionals, attend events, and join professional organizations to connect with like-minded individuals. How good are your networking skills? Or do you think you can get by without a little help from your friends?

  4. Embrace Challenges: Don't shy away from getting out of your comfort zone. Actively persuade new challenges. This can be a big help to grow and develop new skills. Are you nice and snuggly in your Zone? Or do you return to it in the evenings for a well deserved rest?

  5. Finally, believe in Yourself: The biggest obstacle most of us have to overcome are our own limiting beliefs. Confidence is key to unlocking your professional potential. Trust in your abilities, develop a positive attitude, and be willing to take risks. Who is the person who most often says you're not good enough? Your coworkers? Your boss? Or you?

Professional careers grow better with the right nutrients. Regular doses of goal-setting, continual learning, networking, embracing challenges, and having confidence in your abilities can help your career flourish. How would you rate your growth potential? And how could you improve it?

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