Now that I’m finished blogging abou the career advice in my book, Success Tweets: 140 Bits of Common Sense Career Success Advice, All in 140 Characters or Less, I’m back to blogging about life and career success in general. And I have some good stuff to share that I’ve collected over the past 28 weeks.
David McMurtry is one of the program people at Go For It! Every week he sends some words of wisdom to people on his email list. Monday of last week, David sent this little gem…
That’s Not My Job
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.
You’ve probably see this one before, but behind the play on words, there is some great career advice. David’s email reminded me once again of the importance of taking personal responsibility for your career success.
If you want to create the life and career success you want, don’t be like Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. Be true to yourself. Take responsibility for your life and career success. Don’t let Everybody, Somebody, Anybody or Nobody stop you from doing what you need to do to create the life and career success you want and deserve.
Take personal responsibility for defining what life and career success means to you. Take personal responsibility for building your self confidence. Take personal responsibility for developing the career success competencies you need to succeed. Take personal responsibility for building and nurturing relationships that will help you create your career success.
As Tweet 141 in Success Tweets says, “Knowing is not enough. Successful people will read the advice in these tweets. And they will act on it. Be a successful person.”
I know that action can be scary. When you act, you run the risk of failing. But as Tweet 48 in Success Tweets says, “Procrastination is the physical manifestation of fear and is a confidence killer. Act; especially when you’re afraid.”
Action is great career advice, and it gets at the heart of the little message from David McMurtry at the beginning of this post. Everybody, Somebody and Anybody could have acted and got the job done. Nobody did. Don’t be a nobody. Do what you need to do to create the life and career success you want and deserve.
The common sense career success coach point here is simple. Successful people take personal responsibility for their life and career success. They don’t procrastinate. They act. They set high goals and then do whatever it takes to achieve them. Take responsibility for your life and career success. As the story of Everyboyd, Somebody, anybody and nobody points out, you have to act. Do what you need to do to become the career success you want to be and deserve to be.
That’s my take on the story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. What’s yours? What will you do to make sure you are not a nobody? Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us in a comment. As always, thanks for reading.