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.
Sounds easy doesn’t it, that is so, but only in theory. In real life situations it is far more challenging. For people to learn and adapt themselves in all walks of life, both rewards and punishment maybe necessary. If one thinks about it seriously, one realizes that it starts pretty early in life. Recall your school days, if you did well in class you would get a star, on the other hand if you did not you, you may have been kept back after school to do extra work and improve.
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.
Self promotion is a very focused and determined practice which you make to present yourself as being highly competent and possessing the skills to grow and accept greater challenges in the organization.
It is also very useful when you use it to compete against other candidates for a promotion or another job.
Our jobs are a very big part of our daily life, but quite often we are not truly satisfied with what we are doing. Many people are not really aware of what creates job satisfaction. They are also confused at making a career decision and deciding what type of job is right for them.
The world is changing rapidly and new technology and automation is constantly altering job requirements. Due to these factors it is essential that employees stay in a learning mode and update their skills to meet current requirements. Many of us disregard the development of our important soft skills when the necessity for focusing on hard skills is more urgent. We need to realize that our ongoing career success depends on a balanced mixture of the two.