Are you a continuous learner ?
Thinking in terms of “I already know enough to get by” makes one limited in terms of improving or growing.
To achieve and maintain success in an ever-changing world, one must be constantly evolving, and we should learn each and every day to stay relevant, lest we get left behind with outdated information.
How often do you find yourself overwhelmed with your decisions in uncertain situations?
Uncertainty influences our personal and professional decision making where we are forced to make decisions involving risk. Amid crisis, it can be tempting to think of only the ‘here and now,’ and not long-term.
When we lack awareness of how habits are structured and how to use that structure to our advantage, we fail to be consistent with our new habits.
Whether you are giving into your daily distractions or it is your temptations that are leading you into old ways, making resolutions strengthen our cognitive behavioural processes to persevere.
Being creative in problem-solving is often like a blind person. No matter how smart we are, we will always have certain blind spots when it comes to solving some problems.
Here is one skill that you can add to your problem-solving tool box.
Constant exposure to negative people can have a major impact on your overall sense of positivity whether it be at work, in your relationships, business environments or in your friend groups.
Recognise when negativity intrudes into your life so you do not have to be the target of others’ negativity.
Clearly defined outcomes requires intention and persistence and helps in developing an outcome-based mindset which is an important leadership quality.
It is also a valuable personal quality when it comes to progressing in your professional endeavours irrespective of your job title or role where you can focus more on solutions over problems.
No matter what role you play in your organisation/workplace or a team, thinking strategically helps you make better decisions as it enables you to align your thoughts with your actions.
By incorporating strategic thinking into your everyday working life routines, you will be more skilled at anticipating, preparing and making most of an opportunity.
Over-emphasis on self-esteem to achieve our aspirations, goals and ambitions leads to wrong self-concept.
When we treat ourselves with compassion unconditionally, we are better able to perceive our real worthiness which is the foundation for personal and professional improvement.
How often do you fail to judge your own capacity to risk and what comfort zones are limiting you?
Rethink your risk-taking capability.
Know your pros and cons
[inlinetweet]]If you give into intimidation, you’ll go on being intimidated.”– Aung San Suu Kyi[[/inlinetweet]
Some people resort to managing through fear or intimidation to exert control or to stimulate people’s performance, but it certainly cannot be a motivating strategy in long-term.
Whether the intimidation is internal that has to do with your thought process or external —having to do with the actions or behaviour of others, you can learn to overcome it.
Difficult situations demand careful consideration of our actions, decisions and behaviour.
As we experience change in the way we work, educate and communicate in new normal, it is important to pause and self-reflect as we inch back toward modified life to eliminate unproductive choices or habits.