This is the time of year when we pull out Grandma’s famous dessert recipes. Everyone has those tried and true recipes that when followed exactly produce an amazing result. Well, there is a secret recipe for success too.  Just like any secret recipe, the key is in the ingredients. Here are 3 key ingredients you need to succeed in any job:


Consistency – Anyone can perform well every once in a while, but the key is performing well consistently. It’s like going to the gym. If you go to the gym once or twice, you won’t see any results. When you go to the gym on a regular basis, that is when you see actual results. There’s no magic number of how many times you have to work out, or how few times you can work out and still see results. The key is truly being consistent. You have to put your best foot forward and show competence in your work day in and day out.

Self-discipline – Everyone has downtime or moments at work when it’s easy to goof off or even take advantage of paid time to goof off, take a long lunch, or spend time on social media instead of working. But, a main ingredient to success is remaining self-disciplined in times of temptation like this. Try to avoid distractions, time wasters, and establish good habits.

Commitment – You must show a strong commitment to your work. Be self-motivated and take actions that will help your team succeed. If you come in and do the bare minimum, you will never outshine anyone. Show that you are committed by going above and beyond, taking that extra initiative to get things done. Remain dedicated through hard times and good times to your team or company’s objectives.