How Wimbledon’s elite tennis superstars can help you serve your ultimate career goals
Updated: Dec 10, 2018
This week marks the second half of Wimbledon, and with the final match on Sunday, we reflect on the Championship’s elite players; those familiar faces that return to the court, year after year.
There’s no doubt about it, Wimbledon has a long list of star performers – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams, to name a few. Each possesses drive, supreme skill, and dedication, all of which has resulted in career longevity beyond the accepted tennis retirement age. So, how can people in business, especially those starting out gain these qualities?
The ball’s in your court
At any stage in your career, you can decide how and where you want your journey to go. Professional development is an essential step to longevity. Whether you decide to complete a course or degree, find a more challenging role or learn a new skill, you will need to reassess your “game plan” – what you’re doing and where you’re heading – at many points throughout your career. Don’t be afraid to change strategy and make some bold new moves towards your ultimate career goals.
Surround yourself with positive supporters
Have you heard of that saying, “you become who you surround yourself with”? Tennis players feed off the energy and support of the crowd and we actually do the same in our daily lives, so surround yourself with people who are going to have a positive influence on your career. Attend networking events, connect with people in your industry, talk to people who have made the same achievements you’re looking to make. You can do this by attending industry events, talking to leaders within your workplace and even setting up and maintaining a LinkedIn profile can help you connect with like-minded people.
Practice makes perfect
Like all rising stars, you need to practice your craft to become good at what you do – there’s no getting around this one. Like Wimbledon’s tennis superstars, hard work, dedication and effort is a must if you truly want to make that next step and last the distance in your career.
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