If you're pondering how you're going to get where you want to be in your career, there are some simple steps you can take that will help you create your own career development plan.
Let's not be confused by the word “simple." Sometimes the simplest of concepts or steps can be tough to do because they require some intense thinking and effort. Yet, your think time and effort are an investment in your future and career happiness, which make it all very worthwhile to plan your career growth today.
Do you constantly worry about failure? If so, part of your brain function could actually be hurting your career growth.
A recent NY Times article explains why painful professional failure can (surprisingly) help a person achieve greater career success. How? It liberates them from the powerful control a part of their brain has which is obsessed with avoiding failure.