Since there are so many different areas in IT, the questions is too broad.
Yet, in my opinion, the answer is the same for any position (IT or other),
Find a area where you really enjoy and are happy to go to work. If it is fun, you will be more aggressive to continue learning more about what you do. If it is technical, you should enjoy logic puzzles, if it is IT customer service, you should enjoy interacting with people.
If you are excited to go to work, you will be exceptional.