Something my boss’s boss said the other day made me pause. “You’ll need to know this if you decide to go for a team lead position.”
Wait… what? How’s that again? If I choose? But… I thought I would be chosen if I were worthy?
No. If I choose. Sure, I have to have the aptitude, but skills can be built. Whether I rise in the company or not is primarily in my hands. So it is with everything. Though many things are chosen by others, ultimately more is in my control than I might realize. It’s up to me.
And it’s up to you.