"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." – Lee Iacocca
In today’s work world you have to be aware and be prepared for survival. Awareness starts with accepting the breathless pace of the ever growing technology and the fact that corporations can no longer guarantee job security. The job requirements keep changing with the advancements in technology. Lifelong learning is essential if you want to go with the flow and not drown in it. Up and ahead is not the only direction to move in an organization. If your sole definition of success is getting promoted or advancing in pay/status/job title, then you are not thinking broadly enough. In the new world of work, it is important to consider multiple directions in which your career could move and to focus on those moves that help you develop your employability the most. Focus on progress, not perfection. Flexibility is the key to it all. Self-Managed learning gives us that flexibility. Below are some pointers which will help get us to focus on achieving our goals:
Aims & Requirements:
First things first. Write down clearly what you are aiming at. What do you want to do?
Why do you want to do it?
Who do you want to be?
What would you get out of it?
Where do you want to reach?
What all would you need to know to get there?
Now picture yourself there. Keep that in mind always even when you face with failures. This will help you keep moving forward. Set achievable and realistic goals.
Creating a Time Table:
Whatever may be our goal, making a time table always helps us manage our time properly. For example, If we were on a ‘weight loss’ goal keeping a record of all our calorie intakes, the time we take to work out along with our daily routine will help us a great deal. We will know where we are going wrong, where we need to improve, what all could be done to help us improve ourselves. It keeps us...