Success: How do Successful People Create Long-Term Success?

Success: What are the things that successful people do to build a long-term career? Can you do these things? Can you repeat them throughout your career?

Success: How do Successful People Create Long-Term Success?

During three decades working as a corporate recruiter, I saw people do many things to create successful careers.

Here are five things that you can do.

Don’t Take Your Current Job for Granted.

Success is Never Final. It is Born and Reborn Every Day.

If you have a job, focus being the best employee in the company. Keep a positive attitude. Be personable. Do top-notch work. Show respect for your boss, your peers, and the people who work for you. Stay off social media during the workday. Stay off personal calls during the workday. Avoid political and religious discussions and stick to discussions that will move your work forward.

Surround Yourself with Success.

When you are in the office or out of the office, surround yourself with people who have successful people.  Learning how these people have become successful and stay successful can help you learn how to build your own career. They can help you network with other successful people who can lead you to greater opportunities for your career.

Make Your Health a Priority.

When I was a young Navy officer, I noticed that the most successful senior officers were physically fit. There were not top athletes. They did not look ripped and shredded. However, they were trim and fit. They had a lot of energy. They had the ability to work hard year after year.

I don’t remember anyone who rose in the ranks of the Marine Corps or the Navy who did not stay physically fit.

Their health made them capable of doing the hard work for success.

Use Books and the Internet to Build Your Skills.

Because of the Internet, it is easy today to read great material. You can read almost any book online by becoming a member of your local library and using online book services that libraries offer.

Newsletters, business websites, business feeds on LinkedIn and on Facebook, online college courses and other resources offer online help you build your career.

Become the Top Expert in Your Field

For some people knowing what they must do on their job each day is as far as their take the knowledge of their industry.  However, becoming an expert in your field raises your value to your company, your clients, and the future of your career.