It is only natural to like feeling happy and fulfilled with your job. We enjoy having a good boss, great colleagues and a company we enjoy working in. However, it is necessary to be aware that if we get too complacent we might end up in danger of derailing our career.
You might think that if you are enjoying your career, why you should make the effort of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
There always comes a time in our lives when we need that extra push to keep ourselves going, be it in our personal life or at our workplace. Our level of motivation may increase or decrease in any or all walks of our life due to a variety of factors.
PERSONAL LIFE : At this level it could be due to not being able to achieve what one wants to in life be it in terms of education, family, social life, earning capacity etc. In order to get going you would then need to analyze the cause and see what you can do about it. Because if you do not then it would only lead to a downward spiral in the level of motivation and ultimately you would get stuck in a rut with no ways of getting of it.
Do you want to make a change in your life ? Many people think that the new year is the best time to do so. But just making resolutions are not enough, keeping them is the key.
Estimations show that approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year. Among the most popular resolutions those that top the list are losing weight, exercising, saving money, stopping smoking, followed by getting organized, work life balance etc .
“If you have not seen the real end of the journey, don’t boast much at the beginning and never be too proud and haughty in mid of the path. Keep the real end in mind and mind how to get to the real end successfully!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
As the year draws to a close we tend to enter a phase of retrospection, during which we all go through a period of reflecting on what our aims were and what we have managed to achieve during the past year.
The power of the mind and its ability to control our actions and in fact manifest our destiny cannot be denied. Linked to that, one of the most dominant tools to develop successful ways in our lives is to picture ourselves in terms of our dreams, our hopes and the success we wish to achieve so that we are positioned to make them a reality.
For that to happen we need to see our self in the situation where we want to be. The process through which that can happen is VISUALIZATION – the key to helping you to make your dreams happen.
Do you know yourself ? Do you understand what motivates you ? Do you understand what drives you? Research shows that self-awareness is crucial for all levels of success. Becoming self-aware is a long process, but it is only by knowing yourself that you will be better placed to make the right decisions about your professional and personal life.
After all being self aware is all about having a clear perception of your personality, which includes your strengths, weaknesses, beliefs and motivations. It also includes your thoughts and emotions. Having an awareness of yourself gives you the opportunity to make any required changes in your behavior and beliefs.
The way in which each one of us views the world is different. Though we all live in the same world, we have all tuned our self to look for what we seek. To the extent that we tend to see what we want to see everywhere and in everything. In other words what we look for is what we see.
Our perceptions play a very important role in our interactions at the workplace and life in general. In our everyday life we start to see whatever we are looking for in everything we look at. Each individual person can see the same situation and recount it differently.
They say that it takes maybe only three seconds, for you to evaluate another person when you meet for the first time. During this short span of time, you form your opinion about the other based on many things which you are subconsciously evaluating, which may include – overall appearance, dressing, body language, behaviour, mannerisms, etc.
Sometimes it can be extremely difficult or in fact nearly impossible to reverse or undo these first impressions therefore making these first meetings extremely important, for it is this interaction which may set the tone for the relationship that follows in the future.