Can being too complacent derail your career ? Think about it.
We all like to feel happy in our current jobs, wanting to come to work every morning, satisfied at work, thinking ourselves to be indispensable and apart from these we like to feel at ease with our boss, our colleagues and to enjoy ourselves if the company culture is conducive to doing so. So you may think that if you truly enjoy your work why you would even contemplate a change.
In the corporate world of today with its pressures of constantly having to perform and deliver, we are all normally overworked and weighed down with the constant struggle of trying to stay on top of things. We tend to assign priorities to various tasks or things to be done trying our level best to deal with all pressures in an effective manner.
What does that result in ? We rarely have time for ourselves our personal relationships, social associations and the ability to involve ourselves and spend time with our kids. Taken together all this results in a perfect formula leading to feelings of overwhelm and unrest both at our workplace and in our lives, in general.
The way of thinking and attitude a person adopts is what speaks for their success or failure in life. Our success at school, extracurricular activities, work or within the sphere of our family life are all affected by how we perceive our self in terms of our skills, talents and abilities.
Our mindset is the view we adopt of our self, our way of thinking and our opinions and this vision is strongly influenced by our parents initially and later our teachers. The mindset we assume in turn, then has a deep and profound impact on how we learn and on which direction we take in our lives.
Self-esteem is often described as having confidence in our ability to think and cope with the daily challenges of life. It is also linked to being self assured and confident in ones abilities and having a belief in the fact that you can be successful in whatever you undertake to do.
When a person has a high level of self-esteem, they will trust their actions and their judgment and by doing so they will be in a better position to make good decisions and create a better life for themselves.
Multitasking is a buzz word in today’s world and the general perception is that without the ability to manage a number of tasks or activities together you are not being productive. There is no doubt that most jobs require a number of activities which are taking place simultaneously, however in order to be really productive, we need to balance the various demands on us for our time and energy.
Not only that, in today’s competitive environment along with its constraints on resources, employees are generally required to juggle a number of tasks and jobs simultaneously. The level of job pressures has grown and employers or managers expect that employees are able to cope with multiple tasks, activities and priorities.
It is becoming more and more common in Pakistan that most people work at whatever job they are doing, just for the sake of working. To them, working means getting a daily wage or a monthly pay check, at the end of the month and for them there is nothing more to it. You will observe this in the attitude of blue collar workers as well as employees in white collar administrative jobs in fact even at managerial levels. What impact does this have on productivity and how can we change this attitude?
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.
Goal setting is a tool that can be beneficial to us in all areas of our life, be it at home, work, fitness program or any other interest or hobby we may be following. The process of setting goals for ourselves not only influences our performance in that area but it also helps to build a positive change in us such as motivating us and breeding success. The success factor also contributes to building our self confidence.
Setting goals for yourself in all walks of your life are a requirement of success. In order to be successful one needs to know what one wants to achieve and how to go about it. If one does not map the requirements for attaining a goal one can never be successful.