By montanna.stafford ⋅ (Voice of AAT (SA))
1. Keep training to build up your strengths. Good performance needs more than just talent. You need to train to develop your strengths (and weaknesses) to perform at your best or as part of a team, just as sportsmen and women do.
2. Keep learning. You are never too old to learn, and the need for learning increases as your career develops and work become more demanding and important. Time for learning study may be hard to find, but it pays off.
3. Use time effectively. Time is your most valuable asset and you need to use it well. Reflect on your working day and make changes to help you get the most from your working day.
4. Get a mentor. Nearly everyone can name someone who has helped them at some stage in their life; maybe a parent, a neighbour or teacher. Find a colleague or someone whose experience is greater than your own and talk to them. Use their words of wisdom to improve your skills, knowledge and performance.
5. Plan ahead. People who plan are far more likely to achieve their goals and objectives. By writing down what you want to achieve and the actions to get there, you focus the mind and help to cut out unnecessary work.