17 Ways to Get Ahead Faster - from Business Insider Australia

Business Insider Maggie Zhang  Jul 29, 2014, 2:59 AM

I'm always looking for articles and resources that can help my clients achieve their goals - whether they are entrepreneurial, career driven or personal.  I like this article because it presents a great overview of strategies. You could just pick one or two and focus on them before turing something else.

"Most people want to become successful as quickly as possible. The problem is, many don’t know how to go about doing it.

In a Quora thread titled, “How Can I Accelerate My Personal Growth?” users discussed how they get ahead in their working lives.

Here are 17 of the most practical pieces of career advice we found.

1. Determine what you have to offer. As Abraham Lincoln says, “Whatever you are, be a good one.” Before thinking about how to get ahead, figure out if the direction you are going in places you in the best position to use your natural skills and contribute to those around you.

If you’re not certain yet, don’t be afraid to experiment. It takes most people a few tries to figure out what they’re good at. — Daniel Vlcek

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