How to Thrive in Your Career in 2023

 self-love, self-trust, self-belief, success, personal growth, goals, responsibility, risk-taking, consistency

Soul searching is a difficult but important process that allows us to see the truth about ourselves, accept who we are, and understand how we are doing what we do. It may not always be a pleasant experience, but it's necessary for personal growth and success. While soul searching, it's important to ask ourselves a few key questions:

  • What do I really want from life and from my professional life?
  • Am I giving it my full effort?
  • What are my standards?
  • Am I taking chances in life?
  • Am I consistent across all areas of my life?

Answering these questions can help us determine if we have given ourselves permission to succeed. Success requires a combination of self-love, self-trust, and self-belief. These are not one-time lessons, but rather ongoing processes that are essential for achieving our goals. If we don't love ourselves, trust ourselves, and believe in ourselves, it's difficult to accomplish anything.

One of the key steps to success is taking charge of our own lives and not relying on the decisions of others. This means taking full responsibility for our actions, including the good and the bad. It's important to remember that we are the only ones who can give ourselves permission to succeed. As author and speaker Brian Tracy once said, "If it is to be, it is up to me!"

Taking risks and setting challenging goals is another crucial aspect of success.

This means stepping out of our comfort zones and trying new things, even if it scares us. Failure is a natural part of the learning process and should be seen as feedback rather than a roadblock. As Thomas J. Watson, former CEO of IBM, once said, "If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate." Failure is simply a part of the journey and should not be viewed as a permanent setback.

While it's important to set high goals and standards, we also need to be flexible and adaptable. Life is full of roadblocks and obstacles, and it's up to us to navigate them and find a way to succeed. This means being able to discern the difference between the important and the insignificant, and making slight course corrections when necessary. However, it's important to remember to stay true to our dreams and pursue what truly lights our fire.

Consistency is another crucial aspect of success.

This means being consistent in our actions, our beliefs, and our standards. We should not lower our goals or minimize our standards for the sake of convenience or comfort. If we settle for less than we deserve, we will become less than we are capable of. Instead, we should strive to be the best versions of ourselves and pursue our dreams with determination and perseverance.

It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and lose sight of your true goals and aspirations. However, by taking the time to engage in soul-searching and asking yourself the tough questions, you can give yourself permission to succeed and achieve true fulfillment in your professional life. Remember, success is a journey, not a destination. So, let's embrace the process and give ourselves permission to succeed. 


📌Whatever you do, Don't Settle!📌

Career & Professional Development Educator | Speaker | Trainer | Podcast Host


Alicia Perkins is a former Recruiting & HR leader who is now helping professionals take control of their careers & land careers they love. Alicia has helped over 2k professionals gain career clarity, regain their voice & go after what they deserve unapologetically.

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