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Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company

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Have you been feeling as if you aren’t exactly where you deserve to be in your career right now?

Well, perhaps one of the reasons for your lack of career satisfaction is because you’ve been coasting in your career by being an average professional. Now, this isn’t particularly a bad thing, because being average while still employed means you’re performing at a good enough level that satisfies your employer.

However, if you have a strong desire to realize your big career goals and dreams, you will have to rise above being average. The first step in becoming extraordinary is relinquishing the “I’m only going to do just enough to survive” mindset and replacing it with an “I’m going to go over and beyond to stand out” mindset so that the likelihood of you moving from being just a team player to the company’s Most Valuable Player will greatly increase.

Similar to world-class MVP professional athletes such as LeBron James and Serena Williams, as a business professional, you have to stretch yourself beyond your limits for optimal career growth and success.

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  • http://www.ifgot.com/ 6sir

    if you have a strong desire to realize your big career goals and dreams, you will have to rise above being average.

    100%, i mean, 100% agree with this
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  • CareerAddict

    This is very true with everything in life! If you don’t want to stay where you are you need to go above and beyond the norm, and make yourself stand out from the crowd. But I also think its very important to be careful not to step on anyone’s toes on the way up, especially individuals that are higher up than you in the company.

    • Rich J.

      Cosign this comment and agree with the add-on point.