We can define success in many ways, though no matter how we analyse it or achieve it; by maintaining a strong work ethic throughout a career MUST be a significant element in ensuring it!
Reflect on your own work ethic by answering these questions:
Do you behave ethically & maintain high standards throughout every project and every day?
Do you consistently create value for your client & company?
Do you help and empower others along the way?
Are you consistent in your work?
You need to learn the answers to the above questions firstly and then decide which you deem the most important.
If you can enter each new project with the same enthusiasm and determination as your last one and with your client’s requirements in the forefront of your mind, then success should come very easy. By placing your customer’s needs first above your own is a real sign of leadership and won’t go unnoticed by them or your employer. Testimonials once given are priceless and remember clients and companies only remember the best employees.
Remember; if you are truly able to listen to your client’s requirements, focus on managing their expectations while delivering optimum results; this, in turn, will bring automatic success while maintaining a strong work ethic and a valuable reputation throughout your career.
If you are you able to listen, show empathy towards others while helping to build confidence as you do so; will give you not only massive fulfilment but also that valuable reputation which is priceless in today’s erratic economy.
By being consistent in your work ethic is also hugely important. Inconsistency is inappropriate in your career; if no one can figure out how you will operate, react, or perform from one situation to the next, this may, in turn, jeopardise future projects.
“Some say if you want success, then, surround yourself with successful people. I say if you want true and lasting success, then, surround yourself with people of integrity.”
― Charles F. Glassman