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7 Push to the Front

Man was created as a being who should constantly keep improving, a being who on reaching one goal sets a higher one.

—RALPH RANSOM

The fact is that all of life is a contest of some kind. You are in competition with everyone else who wants to be paid more and promoted faster, whether you like it or not. A race is on and you are in it. Your job is to move yourself into the lead and then figure out how to move ahead faster than the other people around you.

Fortunately, there are proven and tested ways to get ahead and stay ahead. One of the most important of these strategies is for you to continually ask for more responsibility. Volunteer for every assignment. Go to your boss at least once every week and ask him or her if ...

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