The world is changing and with it the need to be flexible and adaptable is also increasing. The current crisis we are facing may have long term repercussions, in terms of our jobs, way of life etc. We need to prepare ourselves for these changes. Some of the key skills and abilities which may help us at such a juncture are our transferable skills, which we can use to be successful in many different areas of our lives, socially as well as professionally.
We are living in a highly stressful and changing world. The current global crisis is having a major impact on our lives. The uncertainty of the future may make us stop and think – Is it a time for all of us to look inwards, to think about ourselves and our family, to rethink our lifestyles, to examine our priorities in life and really make decisions on what we need to do for the future?
We are all going through tough times with rising cost of living, job insecurity and other stresses on our lives. All these factors put a strain on our health and also our personal relationships at home. However, just because you are facing problems in life and maybe feeling down and out does not mean that you become a cynic and adopt a pessimist attitude towards life.
Those people who possess the ability to work hard and be able to respond in a flexible and strong manner to any failure or adversity are resilient and this quality enables them to focus, stick to their goals and come out successful.
Few people are born mentally tough but it is possible to cultivate and develop this trait which is very vital in today’s world.
Having a positive mindset gives us more confidence and also helps to improve our mood. The upside to this is that it helps us enjoy better health and prevents the likelihood of developing any stress related disorders. The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been proven in many scientific studies. Those people who are optimistic enough to see the glass as half-full are certainly happier than those who are taking a pessimistic view of the world and see the glass as half empty.
So, learning to think positively is definitely worthwhile.
Performance management processes have undergone dramatic changes in recent years, the reasons being quite simple. Times are becoming volatile, fast changing and complex. Further the rate at which technological, political and social changes are taking place is also accelerating. So organizations are focusing on what they think works best for them, their businesses and also what helps their employees perform best for themselves and their company.
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.