Our life and what we make of it, depends on our approach and thinking towards it. If our thinking is positive, we focus our mental attitude on the good aspects of life and expect that the results will be beneficial to us. Our expectations are that we will reap success, obtain happiness, enjoy good health and be successful in whatever we do.
We all want to live a life which is full of purpose and fulfillment. What would that mean for most of us ? It would mean that we make the best of our lives, live it most effectively and to the fullest. We all strive to make the most of our opportunities and also the best use of our resources. For most of us it may also mean living and working to reach our full potential. There are so many possibilities open to us and many opportunities as well but it is up to us to identify the best options and make the most of them.
Life is tough and from time to time we all hit a rough patch when we feel that the problems, we are facing are closing in on us. The feelings we confront may make us uneasy and the perception that the world is closing in on us may lead to a struggle to finding a way out. But we should not forget that there is always hope and we only need to find the way out.
Most of us are pulled in many directions by the demands of our daily life that our days pass in a flurry of so many things to do. This causes us to be under constant stress and strain trying to keep up with the demands on us. What we should realize is that it is very important to take the pressure off ourselves to prevent a situation from arising which could cause us to suffer exhaustion, burnout or health related issues.
Reaching out to people is a skill which is essential for a competent leader. It is empathy which enables a person to know whether they have been successful in their efforts. It is also the ability to emotionally connect and understand what another person is feeling, see things from their perspective and put yourself in their position to feel what they maybe feeling. Empathy allows a person to know whether they have been successful in connecting with the person they are reaching out to.
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.
Appreciation is a process of showing admiration, gratitude as well as recognition of another person’s effort. We should realize its importance, as by doing so not only do we help others be more motivated and productive but we also become a better person our self.
We need to recognize that the practice of appreciation is a powerful art, and that it should be done in such a manner that it appears to be authentic and genuine. If it is not done so, the whole process of showing appreciation would become ineffective and useless.
The stresses of the modern world and the demands of the workplace today are taking their toll on our lives. A very commonly used term these days without a proper understanding of what it means, the word BURNOUT is used to define a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion which may have an impact on us at some point of our lives, due to the extraordinary pressures and tension levels we are facing.