Career success is the result of commitment and consistency, not talent
I always believe that commitment drives you forward towards your own career success. No matter how talented you are, it doesn’t necessarily make you better— talents may give you a head start, but it will never sustain you and your growth.
Commitment to continuous improvement
You have to be committed to the concept of continuous improvement. Identify your strengths and look for new opportunities that may help you move upward in your career and personal thickening. Make honest self-reflection and embrace your flaws. Trust me, there is always room for improvement.
If there comes a time when you feel like you are working with someone who consistently underperforms yet believes himself/herself to be competent, don’t pick up the work he/she isn’t doing. Don’t constantly overcompensate for their incompetence and lack of effort.
Do not babysit, instead use that opportunity to become the leader and step up. It is frustrating but always look on the brighter side of things.
Learn, grow, and improve. I hope we can all make it!