Career Success Tough Love

As a career mentor, I’ve boiled down the secret to life and career success to four things you have to do:

  • Get clear
  • Get committed
  • Get confident
  • Get competent

This article gets at the second point — get committed.  You have to commit to taking personal responsibility for your life and your career.

I really love this part of the article…

“Your career is YOUR responsibility. That’s right, YOUR responsibility. Not your manager’s responsibility. Not HR’s responsibility. And certainly not your college’s responsibility (or your parent’s).”

As some folks say, “true dat.”

I devote 20 tweets in my career mentoring book, Success Tweets to the importance of committing to taking personal responsibility for your life and career success.

You empower yourself when you take personal responsibility for your success.  You stop whining and complaining when things don’t go well.  You suck it up and do what needs to be done to create your success.  You put yourself in charge.

At the end of the day, your success — or lack of it — is directly related to your willingness to do whatever it takes.

That’s personal responsibility in action.

Your career mentor,


PS: You can download a free copy of Success Tweets and its companion piece, Success Tweets Explained at  When you do, you’ll also begin receiving daily motivational quotes and get a free membership to my career mentoring site.


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