Is A Lack of Action Holding You Back?

You know that if you are going to be successful in your career, you have to keep developing. Recognising this is a positive first step and at the same time it is not enough.

What I have noticed is that there a lot of people who identify a development need, go online and even take the step of signing up for a free or low cost course.

Yet when it comes to actual follow through and doing the work it is a very different story. I see instances where as little as 5% actually making it to the end of a course that they have signed up for. In other words up to 95% of people will only get so far and in some cases will never get started at all.

Is this you?

If it is chances are there are a number of reasons:

  1. You are lacking motivation
  2. You are lacking clarity about what you need to develop
  3. You try to do too much all at once
  4. You don’t set out dedicated time slots to work on your development
  5. You always prioritise everything else over and above your own personal development.

As a responsible professional you always have the choice as to whether you take action or not. What is clear however is that realising your career potential won’t become easier if you decide to always put your development at the bottom of the priority list.

The harsh reality is that if you are not willing to put the time and effort into your own development, chances are some employers will view this a lack of personal drive and commitment.

Duncan Brodie helps accountants and professionals achieve more career success. He invites you to sign up for his free report The 7 Biggest Barriers To A Successful Career In Accountancy.

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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