…get yourself a mentor. We’re not just talking about someone who can provide neutral third party advice and act as a sounding board for your ideas. Although this can be a critical part of the puzzle, a mentor that will help you succeed gets a little more involved and joins you along the journey.
This is a person who cares about you and your individual progress. They will call out your weaknesses and help you strengthen them. A mentor will help you take stock and develop your ability to achieve. They want you to learn, they care about you, they teach you and above all else, they come to you unencumbered and free of prejudice. They want you to succeed.
If you haven’t already got someone in your personal and professional life that fills these gaps or fits this description, do yourself a favour and seek out a mentor, it is the only way you will be able to achieve success.