Careers are controlled by the same immutable rules that govern the rest of life. They don’t get a pass on the laws of physics.
So, the first law of career physics should be familiar to everyone:
A career in motion stays in motion. At career at rest is over.
Either you’re advancing in your profession, craft or trade or you’re falling behind. And falling behind is now a synonym for “over.” Done. Toast.
How do you keep advancing in your career? You continuously improve the contribution you make on-the-job by adding:
• New skills
• New knowledge
• New experience.
Or, to put it another way, you don’t simply show up for work and do what you’ve always done. You reach to do better every single day.
Note: To read more about Career Fitness and Career Activism, get my books, Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System and The Career Activist Republic. Both are available at Amazon.com, in many bookstores and on Weddles.com.