When you begin to think about your next construction job, think outside the box. Where do you want to be five or ten years from now? How much do you want to be earning? Don’t settle for mediocrity. Think big! Like the saying goes: "To hit the moon aim for a star"
One of the exciting things about life is that there is always room to grow and to get better. Life is too short to let it become dull or stagnant. Make the commitment to get as much as you can from life. This can happen by your willingness to invest in yourself.
This means getting out of your routine of doing the regular sort of things that prevent you from making a quantum leap to higher levels of achievement and satisfaction. In a sense, it's like running your own 4-minute mile in the area of career creation and developing your full potential. Experience your professional life to the fullest.
It's easy to become bored and frustrated with the present when you are not taking risks. Like the saying goes, "you can't get to second base if you keep one foot on first." By aspiring to develop your career potential and taking action, you can avoid this trap.
A common mistake is to think about "the good old days." This usually happens when you find yourself caught up in stressful or frustrating events that confront you in your job search. The key here is to remind yourself that even though your past included some good times, there are even better times ahead. You just have to take action to make them a reality.
One of the best ways to make the future an exciting place to go, is to take the time to plan it out and think big. When you set your goals high and start doing what it takes to reach them, you will be tapping your full potential. It will be just a matter of time and you will succeed.
Tom Borg is president of Tom Borg Consulting, LLC. He is a business consultant, trainer, coach and author. He works with small and mid-size businesses and organizations and helps them develop their most valuable asset – their people!