8 Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Success

By on August 26, 2013
Ways to sabotage your career

Being successful in a career involves more than just being good at your job. Avoid the following if you want to rise to the top, rather than finding yourself stuck in a rut – or worse, not even getting started!

1. You Settle for Less

Whether it’s taking a job that isn’t really what you want, not standing up for yourself come promotion time, or allowing a coworker to take all the credit for a project that you contributed to, settling for less is one of the major ways in which people tend to self-sabotage.

This is often a big self-esteem issue and can take years to change. Start working on a positive self-image now so this issue doesn’t hurt you later.

2. You’re Overconfident

On the other side of the spectrum is overconfidence. If you can’t take criticism or believe that you can do no wrong, it’s going to come back to haunt you when you mess up, as everyone does once in awhile. Plus, no one wants to work with someone who exudes arrogance.

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