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How to Reach Your Goals > Seek Challenging Assignments

Seek Challenging Assignments

Think about how you have learned much of what has made you successful thus far in your career. If you are like most people, you have learned a great deal from your actual work experiences—from such things as tackling a business problem or managing difficult employees or taking on responsibilities for which you were ill-prepared. Many of these challenging assignments were not planned. They happened, you had to figure out what to do, and you learned from the experience.

When you set a development goal, it makes sense to seek out challenging assignments that will force you to work toward your goal. This is a potent development strategy because it:


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