We feel our greatest achievements of success not when we accomplish something for ourselves. We feel our greatest achievements of success when we enable others to accomplish a goal that matters to them.
If you want to get a better job, first and foremost, take charge of your own lot. If you wish to feel more engaged, fulfilled and happy at work, make it your obsession to help the people around you find more engagement, fulfillment and happiness in their jobs. Create it. Not simply for you. Create it for the people around you.
As the proverb states, when you row another person across the river, you get there yourself.
We all have the opportunity to choose to be the leader we wish we had. When we choose to show up to serve the people around us, we become a leader. Regardless of our rank, title or position, we become a leader.
The only requisite of being a leader is followers. A follower is someone who willingly chooses to go where you are going. They believe in you because you believe in them. They trust you because you trust them. They want to go where you are going.
We do not need to leave our current job to create a better one. We can love the one we are with. And, if it turns out that we are more likely to create fulfillment by doing another job at another company or starting something of our own, that’s okay. If we approach our careers with the goal of helping others, we will successfully build a community of people who have our backs and, in turn, we will find job satisfaction and fulfillment, together.