Your first question should be "what does success mean for me?"
Do you want more money? Do you want to continue to move up into executive level management? Do you want to love your job and your company?
If you want more money, then the answer is probably working hard and finding opportunities to obtain raises or bonus structures.
If you want to move up the ranks into Executive level, then you need to network, work hard, show your worth. Show that you are committed to the company and the people within.
If you simply need to love your job and your company, then figure out what would be your dream job, figure out what it would mean to have that role and if you can succeed in that role. Would it allow you to support a family (if that is your wish), support travel en devours you have (if you so wish).
Ultimately, success is an individual decision. For me, I want to excel in the tasks that I'm assigned and I want to be known as a hard worker and someone that you can rely on. However, I also want my job to be flexible and allow me to have the work/life balance I desire to spend quality time with my family and take family vacations.
Therefore, to succeed for me, I push myself to do my best work each and every day, go above and beyond. Yet, I set expectations that my work day typically ends at a specific time and after that is family time unless there is a high priority task that absolutely cannot wait. Personal time off is uninterrupted, I completely detach myself from my work to ensure that the time with my family is quality.
Sandra recommends the following next steps:
- Define your personal view of Success