“Joe, you will never get past MSgt if you don’t take this job.” was the advice from a Chief in my unit. The problem was…I was just starting to make a difference in my current role and knew I could do a lot more for the organization than in the “other” role. I told the Chief that if I had a choice, I wanted to stay put. Turned out, I was able to succeed because I was able to put my passion into a job I was good at and able to pass on the things taught to me by much smarter people. Sometimes, what is best for our careers and what is best for our team are two totally different things.

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