Is a Promotion Really What You Want? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

A promotion can be very rewarding, yet it can also lead to undue stress and disappointment. Here’s what you should consider.

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The best part about wherever you are in life is having the ability to go wherever you want.

Regardless if you are happy with the results you have achieved in life or if you desire change, it is natural for you to want more. This is not a sign of greed but rather a very healthy part of your human existence. Improving your professional position through promotions can be very rewarding. Conversely, a promotion could also be a disappointment resulting in undue stress and even job loss.

As with any change in your life, if you are striving to advance in your career it is important to properly prepare yourself. Changing job responsibilities can have a significant impact on your career and your personal life. If you are expecting a promotion or seeking career advancement, it is important to prepare yourself for the personal “metamorphosis” that will occur.

10 questions to ask yourself:

  1. Do I deserve a promotion?This would not be feedback from friends and family. Its true they may be a good place to start however often it’s no different than how you perceive yourself. It’s filtered! Unfortunately, the full truth isn’t always revealed when it is being viewed through a filter. As a professional, you will want to seek feedback from outside sources, peers and mentors.

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