Podcasters Eric Eliasson and Lara Mitra asked 30 top business leaders what they’d learned on their path to success. The MIT Sloane School of Management website presents some of their insights:
1. Diversify your passions. Don’t limit yourself to just one area of interest. Look around and seek out new possibilities throughout your career.
2. Be open to changing views of success. “Success” can mean making lots of money, having power, earning the love of a family, or an infinite number of other things. As you learn and grow, your definition of success may shift and you may find that you have very different ideas of what’s valuable at different stages of your life.
3. You may have to adjust your plan as your circumstances and views change, but you’ll be in a better position to pivot if you have a firm foundation to stand on.Remember to plan. Set some goals early on and develop a plan for moving forward.
4. Take action to build confidence. You may be unsure that you’re doing the right thing, but if you do nothing, you’ll never achieve any of your goals. Taking action can give you the confidence you need to keep moving forward.