Been awhile since I checked this thread. My attitude is you only live once...give it all you got, don't take crap within reason, and voice your desires. I know I'm young and just starting out, but I have definitely voiced what I want and where I want to be within my company. I get a lot of respect from management for that. For you guys that posted recommended books, I'll check to see if we have those at work. If not I'll have my manager order them for me to read while traveling.
"If more people said what they meant and felt, were ‘real’, rather than wore a mask or withheld, plus there was more self-awareness and less judgment in society, the world might be a better place and real discussions, change & progress might happen."