Mistake 3: Having a negative or arrogant attitude.
Seldom in life does anyone rise to the top without paying their dues first. No matter what level youâ€™re at in your career, your job will probably include some form of menial tasks. â€œChances are many of the tasks that make you mutter, â€˜Why do I have to do this?â€™ wonâ€™t go away with your first (or second, or third) promotion,â€ Winters says. â€œSuck it up and realize that everything is a learning opportunity. Then, look forward to the parts of your job that you enjoy.â€