In order to commit
You want to excel, you want to break-through, you want to achieve great things, and it looks like they are finally giving you the chance to do it. Great! Except, be cautious of the shadow cast by your own ambition because it can hide imminent risks that will blindside you once you are in knee-deep.
Ambition is great when it serves a good purpose. Personal growth, wealth, and happiness are some areas where it can help you gain momentum and keep your priorities straight. However, you can’t let it become the only driver behind your decisions.
When I got promoted to a managing position I knew I had been given a great opportunity. I knew I was green, and I knew I had a lot to prove. But I also knew what I was bringing to the table and was determined to succeed. In my eagerness to take the chance I missed the opportunity to lay down some conditions that would help me do a better job.
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