A cautionary read for all intrapreneurs.
Don't sell yourself short and don't 'chase the gold stars' at the cost of realising your true potential.
Pause every now and then and ask yourself whether you're falling into the trap identified in the great article linked below. Are you ticking many or all of the 10 factors identified?
I was. And at the time, I thought I was very happy in my job.
It's amazing how stepping away and benchmarking yourself against the 10 factors described here can help to bring really important perspective.
Life - and your career - is not a dress rehearsal. And your time and energy is the most precious commodity you will ever have.
So please others by all means, but most importantly when it comes to career choices, make sure you properly please yourself. As the author in this great linked article advises, only the people who really deserve you, should get you.
The world is big. When you realize that your current job is not the best place for you to continue to grow your flame in 2017, there are many other jobs and many other employers to pick from. If you are employed now, you can take your time and seek out a new employer that deserves you. Keep in mind that not everyone does! Only the people who get you, deserve you.