Most of us spend more time planning our vacations than we do our careers. We think that once we get a job with the right company, everything will fall into place – our managers will give us the assignments to get ahead and help us develop, and our companies will send us to training to learn the skills we need to succeed. But the truth is we are the owners of our careers.
Individuals who have the most career success are typically those who take full ownership and control of the direction their career is heading. They do not sit around and wait for the next opportunity to arise or for someone to tell them what they need to do. Just like an entrepreneur, they focus on what opportunities are available, what skills and experiences they need to succeed, and create a plan to achieve their goals.