Become Number One: What It Takes?

Why do you want to become number one? For those who have been reading my articles know that I do not entirely support such 'goals'.

Instead of getting into a race that you may eventually find empty or disappointing at the end of the finish line, I'd much rather encourage you to be number one in racing with the current person inside you.

If becoming number one is about being a better you, and by being a better you makes you ‘beat’ the rest, then yes...go for it.

So, how do you become number one?

1. What’s Your Purpose?
First of all, I think you need to know why you want to be number one? If it is all about being rich and powerful, then I think you need to relook at your purpose. You need to think hard as to what is your definition of 'number one'? Is it a yardstick someone else has given you? What are your criteria of being number one? Become first in what? These are important questions you need to answer.

2. No Excuses
Let’s just assume you know why you want to become number one. The first thing you need to do is really to take personal responsibility for your actions and choices. No one owns the actions and choices you make in life. Do not blame others for the situation you are in. Whatever those situations are, you can change them. You can take positive steps to own your own destiny.

3. The Inner Voice in You
You can only race with the man inside you. Really, there is no one else you need to do this ‘race’ with to get to the top. If you can beat the voices inside you, be it a positive or a negative one, you will become number one. You have demons you need to challenge. Challenge those demons. It can even be a common demon most of us have e.g., the demon of procrastination.

4. Welcome Challenges
Welcoming challenges isn’t just about challenges people throw at you. It means something bigger than that. It means in your daily work, face challenges with calmness and be unfazed by it. Challenges provide you an opportunity for growth that is a necessity to become number one. Any time something does not go your way, the way you expect it to, that in itself is a challenge. Do not be attached to how something has to turn out. Adapt to it and learn to make adjustments with a calm mind. It can help you make better decisions in the future.

It’s OK to want to become number one. But you need to clarify your thoughts, why you want that goal. Otherwise, you may end up chasing a mirage and end up still thirsty at the end of the road.


Can I recommend this? Invest in a copy of 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career. I am a contributing author together with the world's 100 other career experts. It will help you answer a lot of career questions you have and make a great gift for yourself or your colleague. Check it out here.

More Articles Related to Getting To The Top

Great Employee Qualities: Do You Have Them?
What are the great employee qualities your boss will appreciate?

You Have Talent - So What?
Managers care more about other things more than work talent itself. Here's why.

Personal Principles: What It Takes To Rise To The Top
6 practical personal principles to guide you in your quest to rise to the top of the corporate world.



Achieve Excellence: Going Beyond The Mediocre At Work
Achieve excellence at work by putting urgency, actual doing and completing daily goals consistently.

10 Key Career Success Questions: Questions Even Veterans In The Workplace Should Ask Themselves
What are the 10 key career success questions you should ask yourself? And what will the answers point you to?

What Does It Take To Be Number One – Simple Truths To Get You There
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be number one? Here are the simple, basic truths to get you there.

Chinese Symbol for Patience: Finding and Understanding the Essence of the Word to Propel You to Greater Career Heights
How does learning the meaning behind the Chinese symbol for patience helps you in your career? Read on…

How To Keep Your Boss Happy - and Move Forward
5 tips on how to keep your boss happy and advance in your career.

How To Move Up The Corporate Ladder – The No Scheming Way Up
Are you giving your best, but still not moving up? Here are 4 strategies on how to move up the corporate ladder, successfully.

For more articles related to how to become number one in your career and life, click here.


By the way, if you haven't signed up for our FREE ezine, you can do it here...

FREE Career Success Tips, Information & More

E-mail Address
First Name
Then

Don't worry - your e-mail address is totally secure.
We promise to use it only to send you Newbies Careerzine.

101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career


3 years ago, I was invited to participate as a contributing author together with 100 other career experts to create a book called 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career. In my chapter, Work Attitude, I discuss how you need to define your attitude at work as critical step to career success. You will be getting career advice up close an personal from some of the best people in their fields like Brian Tracy.
101 Great Ways to Enhance your Career Today!
Over 100 of the World's Leading Career Experts have joined together to give you the complete collection of 101 insider secrets that show you how to instantly and positively enhance your career! In this new book, experts including Tory Johnson, Laura DeCarlo, Brian Tracy, Charlotte Weeks, Long Yun Siang will give you quick, simple and proven Career secrets. To learn more about this special offer go here: 101 Great Ways to Enhance your Career


Learn & Grow: Join Our Newsletter

Email
Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Newbies Careerzine.

What's Hot

Every month, we bring you new articles based topics suggested by you. We hope to be able to give you tips and suggestions, and provide answers to your questions that you will find helpful.

Being Happy at Work – 6 Tips to Be Happy at Work

Create Time – How To Get More Time In Your Day at the Office

Pursue Your Dreams – 7 Things to Keep in Mind and Do

Great Day at Work – How to Achieve a Happy Day at Work

Release Your Tension – How to Feel Relax Before Going to Work

Powerful Words That Keep You Motivated at Work

Long Yun Siang, EzineArticles.com Platinum Author


Start Here: The Newbies Guide

If you are new to this site and don't know where to start, start here by reading our most read articles.

Definition of Success?

How To Get Promoted

Define Your Attitude

Why Is Time Management Important?

Work Attitude Behavior & Work Behavior Attitude?

What Job Suits Me?

Attitude At Work: When People Don’t Like You

Positive Thinking In The Workplace

Personal Goal Setting

How To Find Your Dream Career

Positive Attitude in The Workplace

Define Leadership

How To Move Up The Corporate Ladder

Developing Leadership Skills At Work

Developing Positive Attitude At Work