What is your professional legacy?

first_imgWhat does it take to be the BEST employee?Does it take hustle?Early mornings and late nights only to turn around and repeat the next day.Does it take speed?If you pump out the work faster, does that make you golden?Does it take loyalty?No way anyone will see you at the local competition.You bleed for your company.Does it take shady watercooler talk about so-n-so?Maybe if you say this, they will think that, and the focus will be on how great YOU are.Does it take abrasiveness and gusto?They better not challenge you because you have a playbook of reasons on why you do what you do.What does it take to be THE BEST?I honestly have no idea.In fact, I am inclined to say that the elite best employee is just a figment of our imagination.People always refer to success as the “ladder” of success.We are all climbing this fictional ladder.Fumbling over each step and each person we are stepping over…or on.I said it.Sometimes people step on one another to get up there.One shoe in the face and you can say you are at that “next level”.One push on that guy and you can be higher.One more..…and one more…Here is the things folks; there is no end to that ladder.It literally goes nowhere.How many times have we heard of people that get to where they want to be in their career only to find out that it isn’t what they expected nor wanted?Then they end up back on that proverbial ladder climbing….yet again.Where are you going?There is something to be said about being aware of where you are at and soaking up all that you can in an effort to gain more knowledge and grow.I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel good stepping on others to gain a place on this ladder.I don’t want to use someone else’s shoulders to gain momentum upward.I don’t want to look back at my professional career and see a literal melting pot of people that I wronged on the way up.None of these things fall under the category of successful.In fact, my guess is the higher you get on the ladder in being that way your scenic view is an empty gray sky and a distant cry of a vulture.I visualized that and it was quite dramatic.My point?Credit Unions operate on a people helping people philosophy.That counts for internal behaviors too.Success will never be defined by how high you get.It won’t be defined by how many steps on that ladder you conquer.It will, however, be defined by HOW you navigate your career goals.How you treat those around you while you are getting your personal hustle on.If you reach your hand out while you are hustling to help another who is struggling.Those are the things that will always define how successful you are.At the end of the day, it is about WHO you are and not necessarily about WHAT you are that matters.Every successful person wants to leave a legacy worth sharing.Personally, I want my professional journey to say that I hustled with heart and led with kindness.That sounds way more attractive than, yeah she left a footprint on my face.What does your career legacy say thus far? 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nanci Wilson Nanci started her credit union journey due to lack of kindness.That fact is what led her to close her bank account and open up at a credit union.Ultimately … Web: https://www.universityfederalcu.org Detailslast_img

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