Likely you have heard some version of the phrase “if you want what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.” By countless measurements in most aspects of life, no truer statement has ever been spoken. Let’s take a few minutes to explore the true meaning of this phrase from a professional standpoint. Most people work for a living and the vast majority of them want more out of their working life. This could mean – more money, better hours, a promotion, a different job, a career rather than a job, etc. Regardless of what it is that you want it could be summed by as career advancement.
The most efficient way to accomplish this is to find a way to grow as a professional – typically done by taking part in Professional Development Training. We commonly get asked “what is Professional Development Training?” The easiest way to define this is by thinking of it from two different aspects. First is the easy part – requirements, think of licensed professions; doctors, lawyers, accounts, etc. – they are each required to take specific continuing education for the purpose of maintaining their license. The second part of Professional Development Training is the part that is often not thought about as much or focused on. This is the training that enables you to grow and stand out from the crowd. It allows you to refine skills, add abilities, and maximize your potential as a professional.
The majority of professions do not have specific continuing educational requirements. Even the ones that do – only lay out the bare minimum requirements. Will doing the minimum get you what you want and take you where you want to go?
Regardless of the type of profession you are in; if you want to grow and stretch as a professional – you must find a way to take advantage of Professional Development Training that will provide the skills and abilities to achieve that next level you seek. To quote David H. Sandler, the Founder of the Sandler Training – “you are either growing, or dying – there is no in between.”
There is no better time to do this than now – the most successful people take charge of their own growth potential. If you want to get to the next level or “get what you’ve never had” you need to do something – seek out a way to grow, learn, and stretch by taking advantage of Professional Development Training. It will help you achieve the things you want from your career and ultimately from your life.
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