4 Ways Young Workers Can Achieve Success [Photo Gallery]

Jan. 22, 2018
Forget the time-honored tradition that younger workers need to “pay their dues” before moving up the ladder of success.

Many young people see no need to wait their turn, and their refusal to patiently stand in line is the right idea.

They understand that if what they want doesn’t happen within a certain amount of time, they can move on to something different or go create an opportunity that works for them and their lifestyle.

Such an ambitious attitude might not match the stereotype of today’s younger generations, but that’s because the stereotype often is off base. I do a lot of business with young professionals, and they are nothing like the lazy, selfie-snapping narcissists they are often portrayed as. They are motivated young people who realize the world is changing and that they must change with it.

However, they do face a problem. For all their enthusiasm and big ideas, they lack the tools and experience they need to execute and implement those ideas, which means they could use a little guidance along the way.

When people wait until they are “ready” to achieve their goals, they risk missing opportunities. Being ready is overrated. Tune out the noise, rise above the detractors and start believing in yourself – even when no on else does.

To read four tips about how younger workers can become successful in the workplace, view the slideshow.

About the Author

Michelle Turman | President

Michelle A. Turman is the president of Catalyst Consulting Services whose mission is to facilitate positive change in the areas of executive searches, organizational management and fundraising. With more than 23 years of nonprofit experience, Turman has been responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of nonprofit organizations she serves and has raised over $60 million through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. 

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