Your career is not everything; your life is. But then, what is life
without a career or a career without a life?
1. You are always on your own. Even if you work for a big company, you
will always be on your own. Companies aren't people. They're things and
they don't have feelings. If you are expecting the company to "take care
of you" or "do the right thing", you'll be often disappointed. There are
no strong bonds in a company. No one cares more about your career than
you do. Remember that, and don't expect the company to take care of
2. Certain jobs fit certain people best. You do have special gifts that
fit you for some, disqualify you for others. Take time to assess your
skills, temperament and aptitude in depth.
3. Careers are short-term. Your present job can end anytime, even if you
own the company! Therefore, think short term. Don't take your present
career for granted. Someone once described a consultant as a person who
wakes up every morning unemployed. You should feel the same way. Wake up
every morning feeling unemployed so that you'll appreciate your present
job more and figure out what you're going to do next. Always have a
4. It's more important to be a "people person" than an
"achievement-oriented person" who always win at the cost of others.
People skills are more important than technical skills. Even in
technical jobs, you have to deal with someone. The average performer who
are easier to get along with last longer in his job.
5. What you accomplish today will be your calling card tomorrow. Your
accomplishments will determine your marketability. In marketing
yourself, it's the results that count. A soccer forward who scores in
every game is easier to market than one who doesn't. So make sure you're
contributing something substantial and measurable every day. And make
sure you keep a written record of your results, in case you forget!
6. If you lose your job, 80 percent of your marketing for a new position
is already done. That's right. Your reputation, results,
accomplishments, people skills, contributions, friendships are all a
matter of record. If you've been a contributor, if you've been kind to
others and easy-to-work-with, you'll be in better demand. If not, you
won't. Nobody can create friendship for you if you haven't created it
7. Changing fields, industries, and functional specialties is difficult.
The more difficult it is, the bigger the change will be. Therefore,
choose your career path carefully. As management expert Peter Drucker
says, "The best way to predict the future is to plan it."
8. If you're fired or laid off, don't sue your former employer. Ask
yourself why you didn't see it coming; or if you did see it coming. Ask
yourself why you didn't do something about it. Figure out your part in
causing the problem. Then set about creating a new, better life for
yourself. There is a better life in your future.
9. Don't stay in a job you hate. Hating your job can kill you.
10. Success is difficult. If success were easy, everyone would be
11. There's a special place for everyone. You can create the kind of
future you want.
12. The workplace is fun and challenging. It can also be cruel and
heartless. It rewards effort and planning, but tends to punish
indifference and lack of preparation. Those who don't manage their
careers, who just let things happen - often end up in painful, dead-end
jobs and lifestyles.
13. You are in full control of your own future. No one can deny you a
happy life if you decide to plan it and work for it. No one can stop you
from becoming successful, but yourself.
14. It's never too late for a new beginning.
15. Align yourself with winners. Hang around with winners. Success
really does rub off from others. "If you keep doing what you have always
been doing, you're going to get what you've always gotten"
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<rha-k>Yeah, 15 point di atas saya dapatkan via
e-mail kiriman teman. Kalo ndak salah, ada buku motivasi sukses yg
membahas tentang ini. Memang, secara aplikasi, orang timur berbeda dg
orang barat. Dan kebanyakan buku2 motivasi itu ditulis oleh para ahli
dari barat. Sebetulnya, ahli motivasi dari timur pun tdk sedikit,
misalnya Kahlil Gibran (maaf jika salah eja). Yeah, darimana pun
asalnya, dari siapa pun asalnya, jikalau ada hikmah yg bisa dipetik,