You have the ability to be successful at any job or role you have. This does not always include any drastic changes. It may mean that you need to change the way you work although, in most cases it may mean you need to learn new skills. Ideally you are aiming to take what your present skills to the highest level in order to excel at your job.
First and foremost, you need to be convinced that whatever change you intend to make is the correct one so you can then fully commit yourself. At the same time, you should be flexible as you may have to deviate slightly so be receptive to any comments or advice on your performance from colleagues but always keep your goal in your sight.
Take careful note of your appraisal at work; this often focuses on the negative so you can work on these as your shortcomings. Take negative feedback on board and discuss it with your colleague so as to show that you need to understand in order to improve.
With positive feedback and praises, you need to be aware of what makes them good and think of how you can achieve them more often.
You may be aware if you are over-sensitive should things go wrong or over-play them when they are minor errors then you need to find that positive frame of mind so you can correct early mistakes and not give up. Eventually you will have that valuable skill to anticipate problems and resolve easily or avoid them altogether.
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You may not find it easy on the road to achieve your goal. For instance if you have enrolled on a course, you need to find that time to devote to it. This often means sacrificing some of your social activities which may include cutting back on alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy food.
The sacrifice is only short term but can mean you achieving a distinction as oppose to a pass or fail, but it will take your career to a much higher level. Top athletes will spend years in training but do not blossom for 8 to 10 years.