Here is a helpful career article that I highly recommend reading, The #1 Career Mistake Capable People Make. I loved this quote from the article, “If you don’t design your career someone else will”.
You need to run ship and steer your career in a direction that you want to go in. Part of the process requires balancing when you say yes and when you say no. The most important thing is that you stay in control of your career path.
For example, it’s good to be the go-to-person at work and be enthusiastic about projects that are handed to you, but you also need to know when to say no. If you don’t say no when you should, you’ll get overextended, which can result in you not doing what you should be doing. You need to know when you’re part of a project that isn’t utilizing your skill set. If it’s not best for you, then it might be a good time to say no.
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