Ambitious professionals often spend a lot of time thinking about strategies to help them achieve even more success. Step back and reassess your career — starting with the recognition that managing it is your responsibility. Too many people feel like victims in their career even though they actually have a high degree of control. In order to gain control, you need to rethink your behavior in three main areas: knowing yourself, confirming yourself in critical tasks, and demonstrating character and leadership.
“Am I reaching my potential?” is not the same as asking, “How do I rise to the top?”
Read the full article here: https://hbr.org/2008/07/reaching-your-potential