Reaching Your Potential

by Robert Steven Kaplan


Despite racking up impressive accomplishments, you feel frustrated with your career—convinced you should be achieving more. You may even wish you had chosen a different career altogether.

These feelings often stem from a common error: buying into others’ definitions of success. To reach your potential, Kaplan suggests taking a deeply personal look at how you define success:

Begin by recognizing that managing your career is your responsibility. Then, follow these three steps:

  • Know yourself by identifying your strengths and weaknesses and the activities you truly enjoy doing.
  • Excel at the activities critical to success in your desired role.
  • Demonstrate character and leadership ...

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