Nurturing the right mindset is crucial to long-term success in any occupation or industry. The Tampa Bay Times advises adopting attitudes like these:
Learning from mentors. The right mentor can share invaluable experience and advice to guide you in your career. Analyze his or her approach to people, challenges, and opportunities. Ask lots of questions, and listen to your mentor’s advice.
Being a good team member. You don’t get ahead all by yourself. You’ll advance in your career by committing yourself to the goals of your team and organization. You’ll be offered opportunities to do more if you show you’re willing to support the big picture.
Finding a healthy balance. Don’t devote yourself single-mindedly to work, or you’ll burn yourself out. Make time for family and friends. Exercise and eat healthy. Give yourself regular down time.
Examining your beliefs. From time to time, look at the values and rules that guide your life. Are they still working for you? Don’t be reluctant to make changes that fit your circumstances better as you progress in your life and career.
Giving Back. Wherever you are in your career, be ready to help people. Volunteer, share your expertise, mentor others, and demonstrate that you're willing to help others.