Q&A: What Thing Secretly Destroys People’s Careers?
Greed. Greed for money, power, position—that’s the real career killer.
We tend to put a lot of emphasis on titles and salary levels as indicators for success, but getting caught up in “Am I making more than so-and-so?” and “I would be better in this position than what’s-her-name” is the best way to set yourself up for failure.
If you just focus on you, you will end up where you’re supposed to be. I promise you that. Find what makes you happy, what motivates you, what you can excel at, and you will succeed. Focus too much on labels, money, and other people, and you’ll end up going down a path that may not be right for you, which will only make you miserable and unmotivated.