No matter where you stand on the corporate ladder, the truth is, your career is not really about you.
Very few professionals have been able to advance their careers by simply showing up for work and doing their job. The Peter Principle claims workers are promoted to the level in which they fail, which reinforces the idea that not all advancement is based on the skill that gets you there.
It’s time to understand that your success in the workplace is dependent on filling a need and bringing value to the company. It goes beyond getting your work done, it's about implementing a necessary attitude change and realizing that it’s about being proactive and anticipating the needs of your clients or bosses and proving your worth.
Here are five ways to change how you approach your career to take the focus off of just yourself to propel you to the next level: