Let me start with the recommendation to study no matter your age. Because when you do you will find jewels like the following:
"You can ADVANCE only by being larger than your present place, and no man is larger than his present place who leaves undone any of the work pertaining to that place. The world is advanced only by those who more than fill their present places."
by Wallace D. Wattles 'The Science of Getting Rich'
Are you doing more than you are paid for or are you only willing to do more once you get paid more? That promotion you want will be far away in the future if the last is your philosophy. Companies do pay attention to people who do more, who are providing a high level of service, who are outgrowing their current positions. And those people will be picked for opportunities and promotions first.
And don't worry if your company isn't the one who is seeing you, certainly another company will!
Go forth, make this day count,
Consciously or not, there are existing lineages of families who have been using a specific success formula.