Ways to distingish yourself – #49 WAG

Ways to distingish yourself – #49 WAG

By Rajesh Setty on Sat 22 Oct 2005, 2:36 PM – Leave Comment

WAG is an acronym I coined and it stands for “Watch your Attention-Getters”

People draw attention for several things. The easiest (but not

desirable) ways to get attention is by complaining and/or whining.

When was the last time you liked someone who was a complainer and/or a whiner? I bet your answer is “Never”

Typically when people complain they transfer the responsibility of

solving the problem to someone else. It’s almost like everything is

right with them and something else needs to be fixed to make the world

better. I am not saying that you should NEVER complain but if that is

the only reason why you will draw attention from people around you

(friends, colleagues etc.) then there is a serious problem. So, what

are the other things that we can do to get attention?

We all know that if we just do our job, it’s hard to get attention just

because everyone else around us are also doing their job. Naturally, if

there some people out there going beyond the call of duty, they draw

attention. However that attention is short-lived because the tendency

is to think that this “walking the extra mile” was more of an

exception. The game changes significantly when you consistently start

exceeding the expectations of people around you. That is when you have

“distinguished yourself” or become “special”

The attention you get when you stand out of the crowd is the kind of attention that you should seek.



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