For a long time now you have been working diligently like a bee in your job, like a worker bee and they are truly hardworking, but still it doesn’t seem to be enough for the big jump. The big leap up the career ladder still seems far away. A small, shining star on the horizon. You dream of new challenges, more responsibility and more money. You dream of finally being seen. You want to get ahead in your job. You want it, success. And because you want it, there is a path that will be marked out for you in the thicket of possibilities with the help of this article. Follow it!

Find goals

It is important to get new eyes, a new angle, a new perspective on the things that are needed right now. Sure, it is commendable if you remain faithful to your tasks and perform them conscientiously. You should continue to do so. But sometimes your place of employment simply needs more. At some point, it’s no longer enough to simply do what you’re told to do, to always do what you always do. That’s how you quickly get lost in the crowd. No, you have to strive for more! Do what you can and even more! Does a colleague need help? Help them! Does a certain area of work in the company, in which you do not work, need support and you have the necessary capacities? Lend a hand!

Do something every day

It’s not about pulling out trees with your energy or imposing yourself on somewhere or someone. It’s about doing a little bit more every day. Giving each day meaning because you are there doing what you can and want to do. Write goals on your to-do list every day. You don’t have to go overboard. As the picture so beautifully shows, one additional task per day is enough. The important thing is that you consistently stay on the ball! Complete your tasks as you always do and then put an icing on the cake, a task, on top. Your employer will definitely not miss that! With one additional goal per day, your performance increases 37-fold over the entire year. That’s a lot, it’s noticeable. Performance always stands out! Many motivational guides tell us to always give 100 percent, but they are so wrong. It’s the 101 percent that matters. It’s the extra work that matters. Only it is seen, because everything else is unfortunately taken for granted. Write your 101 percent on your to-do list. Every day. It’s the only way to stay on the ball and make your performance visible. Then it won’t be long before you get promoted.


So, to sum up, it’s always worth doing extra tasks to succeed. In the end, you only stand out from the crowd because of that performance that is not taken for granted. Everything you do in addition stands out. You are not the moon that is shone upon, you are the sun that shines itself.

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I blog about the influence of digitalization on our working world. For this purpose, I provide content from science in a practical way and show helpful tips from my everyday professional life. I am an executive in an SME and I wrote my doctoral thesis at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg at the Chair of IT Management.

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