The best advice I have received has been to try new things and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
I can say hand on heart that every time I have tried something completely new and out of my comfort zone in my career it has taught me so much and also allowed me to progress further. If I hadn't challenged myself and tried new things for my career I would not have ended up where I am now - doing a job that I enjoy doing and getting to deal with real life challenges every day.
I hope this helps.
Pii recommends the following next steps:
- Volunteer to work or even take a lead in a difficult project.
- Take responsibility in a project or improvement that can help your team in the long run but isn't quite clear yet.
- Once a week make yourself do something at work that you find challenging or tough, you'll soon get used to it and start finding it easy.