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Being fully objective about your personal features and capabilities is really a valuable and important skill, one of those that each one of us can gain at a certain point in life, but to reach your finish line, you should not fear to take risks and, above all, to dread potential failures.

Yes, you read it well; I wrote the terrible scary word: FAILURES

You should remind yourself that you are not a robot, but you are a human being, and, as such, you have ambitions and dreams you want to fulfil sooner or later, don’t you? You might work in the same place for years, you might feel discouraged as you never experience(d) the kind of career advancement you aimed for when you first accepted that position, but are you really able to evaluate yourself in an unbiased manner? Or are you losing all your time complaining, just because you can’t make any progress while your new colleague is getting THAT promotion you wanted so badly?

There are many reasons why you may be stuck where you don’t want to be.

  • Perhaps you tend to overestimate yourself
  • Act like a know-it-all by giving everything for granted
  • You may consider a further specialization as a total loss of time and not  a personal investment
  • You are very individualistic and find it very difficult to share your ideas with your colleagues.

What’s most important is that NOW you have to free yourself from the quicksand you are in, at least if you want to materialize the progress you wish for.


  • Learn to look at yourself with a more critical eye
  • Be humble
  • Try to recognize all your lacunas and deficiencies work very hard on them till the point they become your strengths
  • Be honest
  • Don’t use your colleagues to get noticed by your boss
  • Be yourself always, this is the best you
  • Allow your talents to be your main sponsors
  • Be patient
  • Never give up
  • Invest in YOU

Remember: that promotion will come only once you are ready for it!

Do like knights did the night before their investiture ceremonies: relax, take great care of your arm, be loyal to your values, dream a lot and visualize.

Written by Tamara Tosoni

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