The professional world has become a hub for competitive people and if this is not in your nature then you may have to worry about being left behind. However, even if you are not aggressive in nature there is a way for you to move ahead. You only need a good education, experience in your job and be knowledgeable about what has to be done. Even though the rest of the world may have told you that the only way to get ahead is through playing dirty, you do not have to stoop that low. To move ahead without compromising your integrity, there are things you have to keep in mind and you also have to give it time. The first thing is having a good nature. You do not expect people to like you if you are mean, rude, selfish or proud. People with those traits may move faster in the professional world but when karma strikes they are the first to fall.
Moving ahead means putting a lot of work in what you are doing which is why you should be ready to sacrifice a lot of hours in what you are doing. When you want to get more work done than everyone else in the office, you have to do extraordinary work which is why you may have to remain behind when everyone else is going home and even not sit in the breakroom until the hours are over because if you settle for the status quo you will go with the flow and this will not get you anywhere. Find a way to motivate yourself through this because there are times when you will question whether it is worth it and if you cannot find a reason to convince yourself you may give up easily. It is important that you do not forget that compassion, as well as consideration, are some of the things that will help you in your career. You will draw more people to you if show compassion and you are considerate when it comes to addressing other people and this will mean that your circle of friends and clients will grow which is good for business.
Investing in yourself will never get old. It may be as simple as taking a course or a class. If you have better skills, knowledge and experience compared to the rest of the candidates you are competing with, getting picked from the crowd will be easy. Make sure you have strengthened your character too because some days you will be faced with challenges you had not anticipated. If you do not have a strong character then crumbling under pressure is easy. You should not be overly concerned with the simple dramas which are going on around you especially in the office because they will make the final goal blurry and when this happens, throwing away what you have worked so hard to achieve.