What’s the most important quality you need to reach the top of any career ladder?
You could list dozens of possibilities:
- Stellar communication skills.
- Sales and marketing know-how.
- Attention to detail.
- Critical thinking.
- Analytical and quantitative ability.
Any of those could work, but there’s one problem with that list: if you burn out on your way to the top, nothing else matters because you’ll never get to use any of those skills.
And if you’re an ambitious, goal-oriented person, you stand a very high chance of burning out.
It would be nice to avoid this by problem by reducing your hours, but if you want to make it to the top, you have to work a lot.
A lot of idiots these days are running around screaming about “automation” and “outsourcing,” but they’re full of crap – if you want to be the best, you need to make sacrifices.
So how can you do that without burning out or dying?