You’re a Success, Now Get Down to Work
|August 24, 2009||Posted by admin under DECODE - Assess/Plan|
By ALEXANDRA LEVIT
As a society, we’re obsessed with achievement. But what happens once you’re considered objectively successful, with a great salary and a job that energizes you? It’s easy to rest on your accomplishments and your way of getting work done, perhaps even feeling there’s not much left to learn.
But in this economy, you can’t afford to sit back — even though it might be tempting.
“Successful people fall into the trap of thinking they don’t need to change anything because their behavior is working for them,” says Marshall Goldsmith, author of “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful.” “Every time they get promoted…they get positive reinforcement even when certain skills are lacking.”