You have to find a way to use all your current skills and capabilities to get yourself to where you want to be.
You can get guidance from other people, but your way is unique. This is because you must start from where you are right now.
Rate yourself in the following areas: Learning; Communication; Organisation. Give yourself a score out of ten for how good you think you are as a learner, a communicator and organiser.
Where are your natural strengths? What do you want to be better at?
Many people in every country are faced with a peculiar situation in their working life; their jobs are ok, but they feel a deep sense of dissatisfaction because they’re not growing or being challenged enough. Even while this sense of restlessness can be acute, many people just simply don’t know what they want to do with their lives.
They may have made plans or attempted things in the past only to find themselves disappointed by unforeseen circumstances.
So here’s a remedy for anyone who feels unsure about where their life is going: Focus on developing yourself and when new opportunities arrive, you’ll find yourself ready to act on them!
Focus on developing your learning, communication and organisational skills.
– Learning: Know your basic learning tendencies and become familiar with your information processing preferences by taking this Multiple Intelligence inventory. Correlate your results with the kind of activities that grab your interest.
– Communication: What forms of communication are you best at? Are you a good social or public speaker? Do you like to write letters? Are you a good listener? Do you have social media skills? Again, ask yourself what kind of professional activities are associated with your particular set of communication preferences? In my opinion, the number one communication strategy is this one by Jay Abraham.
– Organisation: This one’s easy… Would Grandma be pleased with the current state of your bedroom? Do you have a place for everything and everything in it’s place? What areas of your life do you find easy to organise – money, events, projects, people, possessions? Tidy up time.
Develop yourself in each of these areas. Choose a different one to focus on each day for a month. When you focus your attention on yourself it’s easier to realise the things you enjoy the most. These will be the things you perform best at.
Spend time getting to know yourself.
P.S. As a species, we humans have such great potential that awesomeness is in our reach everyday. Anything that takes you closer to where you want to be has got to be something special, no matter how small. You can be awesome everyday, just by keeping tidy and getting things done. Need an expert on Getting Things Done?? David Allen is your man. Watch him now.