One simple rule to live by. Break All The Rules!
If you haven't read this book, Id HIGHLY recommend it! http://ow.ly/1yF5D
It talks about how to do things differently. Why conform to the rules of days gone by? Look where those rules got us, our economy's bleeding to death..... my generation - the milennials -have one of the highest unemployment rates of any generation in recent history, health care - don't even get me started on that one. To be frank, the rules suck! They have proven time and time again to only limit our potential at the "top of the bell curve...." Once your strategy has maxed out, its time to change the rules!
So why not change them constantly, who says that just because no one else in your position at work has asked for a raise that you shouldn't!? Change the rules by proving that you are worthy of being the exception to the rule......presto, NEW RULES, NEW GAME!
There's no playing field you can level- change the game. No mountain you can't overcome- if you can't go over, tunnel under. Nothing can stop you if you chose to break the rules that hold you back from your full potential.
"The best way to see the future is to create it." well in times like today, the best way to still be a part of the future is to invent you place in it!
Short, sweet, & to the point!