RATHER like the queue at a bus stop – there comes a time when people want to get on. Of course, in life, there’s no need to climb aboard public transport to get yourself moving forward, rather, you can decide which direction to take and then set about doing it yourself.
How? By first assessing your strengths and weaknesses and analyzing the situation you are in. Once you know those answers, the power is your hands to start off in the right direction – and never look back.
Certain actions you take can help you get on. How you apply them depends entirely on your assessment of your own performance.
Ask yourself where you are and what you can do. You need to know yourself, and what you want in life as well as utilizing your personal qualities so as to contribute to helping you achieve the success you want. Ongoing development of your strengths will help too.
For your career management, develop self-awareness by analyzing your achievements, knowledge and skills by viewing your performance with a critical eye. Ask yourself what you have accomplished so far? List key events, happenings, incidents and ascertain the factors that contributed to that success. Was it initiative, hard work, determination and the correct application of skills? It might have been a case of you seizing the opportunity and exploiting it to the full.
Think too of the times when things have not worked out as planned. Don’t dwell on them. Take out the positives while viewing the failures dispassionately.
What are you good at, bad at, what is your chosen expertise and what sort of person are you? Your character traits are key to being able to evaluate who you are and what you are capable of.
Once you know that, you are on the way to appreciating what you want and how you intend getting there. Then the time is ripe for action – with public transport not necessary!