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Lean In vs. Lean Back

You can’t get ahead by sitting back. The only way to get ahead is to stay aggressive and lean in.

Everyone wants to to be acknowledged for their hard work. Everyone wants to be heard. Communication is the key to success; if you don’t speak up, no one will know what you’re thinking.

But it also pays to take a step back and observe your surroundings. Sometimes we can get so focused that we forget that the world quickly evolves. Leaning back allows you to get a fresh perspective on things that are changing, inside and outside your expertise.

Seeking a name for yourself and seeking knowledge of self should be concurrent goals. You always need to be open to both professional and personal opportunities for growth.

Where you are now is the result of the actions you’ve taken to date. Maybe you need to lean back and reevaluate or lean in and accelerate.

Shift gears by all means necessary.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.