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How (and why) you should stand out from the crowd

There is a great article on ChangeThis about how and why you should distinguish yourself and stand out from the crowd. The article is called 25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself, and I've included a brief preamble from the article below:
"If you need to leapfrog and succeed beyond dreams, continuing to do whatever you have done in the past may not be the answer. You need to think and be different. In other words, you need to distinguish yourself."
Among the key points raised in the article are:
  • Dream big, but also be specific
  • Set the right expectations from the onset. It's always better to "under-promise and over-deliver"
  • Be willing to ask for help when you need it
  • Read books, and read often!
  • Ask the right questions. As the article states, "one right question asked at the right time can change the direction of our lives"
  • Get back on your feet quickly
It all sounds so simple, right? Unfortunately however, it's all too easy to stray from the practices mentioned by the article. Sometimes I also find it difficult to stick to doing these things, but in the end, I really believe it to be worth it.

If you're looking for ways to stand out and distinguish yourself as you move up the ladder, this is an article that is definitely worth reading.
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