ux design // uw seattle
The same is true regarding your career. If you focus exclusively on improving your skills and your impact to your organization (or to the world at large), the promotions, raises and accolades tend to come as a byproduct.
Your career is defined by your skills and how you’ve used them, not by any external measure of your progress.
…pletely honest with myself, then by all means, I’m sticking with it. Because at the end of the day, you can’t expect people to love you for who you are if you’re constantly putting up a front.