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Do you need a career boost

Career growth is always an opportunity to go up: to get a new position, more power and money. How often have you encountered such a belief? Is growth in the company really only possible vertically, and do you need it?

The idea of career growth lives in many of us in the subcortex: we want to become more important and understand that our work is appreciated. However, not always the offered options of increase respond to us. For some, it is more important to grow horizontally: to increase the department, modify their responsibilities and without climbing the vertical ladder.

Making the right career decision in the context of the world of productivity and achievement is not easy. We have developed a simple test that will allow you to correctly assess your inner desire for a promotion. Arm yourself with a sheet of paper, a pen, and get ready to write.

You are at point A. The boost is point B. Rate from 1 to 10 how comfortable you are at point A.

Now give a score from 1 to 10 to your point B, where you hold the proposed position. Let 10 - this is unimaginably happy, and 1-categorically dissatisfied with the current situation.

Imagine that you have accepted a promotion offer. Describe in a couple of sentences your feelings a year after this decision. How has your life changed?

Now imagine that you decided to refuse and remember the offer a year later. Will you regret it? What emotions will you experience from this memory?

Think about what will happen in the worst case? For example, you chose a position that was offered to you. If things don't go according to plan, what's the worst-case scenario? Write it down in a couple of sentences.

Make an instant decision. Right now, write the answer Yes or No on a piece of paper, and set it aside for 10-12 hours. Go back to it and ask yourself this question again. Should I separate the answers?

Refusing a promotion is a normal process. The idea of vertical career growth does not appeal to everyone. Do not give in to the pressure of society and agree to an outcome that contradicts your desire.