Do you always feel that there is scope for learning more and being better as a person? I used to feel this very often, as a young executive, as well as when I became the head of the team or the CEO of the company. I would constantly feel I could have done this better or, I could have treated the other person in a much better way. Sometimes I felt I could have handled the situation better. I am sure you all go through the same too, professionally as well as personally. Here are some of my favourite tips on how you can improve yourself, and enhance your skills to adapt to the ever- evolving professional environment.
Set the goals
It is important that you set the goals you aim to achieve, however small or big they are, before you start working on improving yourself. It is one thing to actually dream of something, and completely a different thing to work towards it. You need to write objective statements that define a complete vision of how you aim to achieve the things you have set out for. You will know exactly what you are attempting to achieve and what all steps you need to complete before achieving it.
Prioritize and focus
Once you have set the goals, the next plan should be to prioritize and schedule your work. Make sure you don’t multitask in order to get things done. It is important that you concentrate on one thing at a time in order to get through the tasks and the day. This way you will not only get the work done, but also won’t compromise on the quality.
Identify the areas of improvement
As a person you need to identify what needs to be improved in your self, and what can wait for improvement. It is important that you realize the strengths and weaknesses you hold in order to be a better person. It will also help you understand yourself as a person and what things trigger your emotions, either positively or negatively. What affects you, makes you annoyed or irritated should be known before anything else. This way you will know what exactly needs to be improved, and you can begin working on it. These areas of improvement can cause a lot of issues in an otherwise perfectly designed professional life.
You are your competition
It is important you realize early on that you are your own competition. Instead of comparing with others and their progress, it is important you compare your achievements with what you were before you set forth on this journey towards self improvement. Take a before and after look at each passing day, and make sure you are truly improving. It is important that you realize that your own progress and path is important and you should focus on these results rather than anything else.
It is important that you communicate matters important to you with clarity. It is essential that you work on your communication, if you feel it is not as good or effective as it should be. This way you will get the things across in the best way possible, and won’t hurt anyone’s feelings too. Communication should be two ways. You should listen to the problems faced by your team and how they want to solve the matter in hand.
It is important that your journey towards self improvement is calm and patient. The best way to inculcate patience is by meditating on a regular basis. It is a great stress reliever and removes anxiety and worry. You are tension free when you begin meditating and it tends to make you calmer and helps you identify ways to solve the problems. A relaxed mind is the best result of meditation, which is required if you want to improve your life and self.
Leaving out today’s work for tomorrow is something that we all do. However, if you are planning on self improvement, it is important that you quit procrastination as quickly as possible. You should ideally quit postponing the work for later part of the day. Make sure you have defined a schedule for the work that you are planning upon, and know when you would complete the task that you have set for the day.
Reading is indeed a good way to get through the day. You should ideally indulge in good books to read, which will help manage the positivity within you, and can also increase your worldly knowledge. Make sure you know when it is time to take a break, and do so in order to keep the stress levels under control.
If you want to consult someone to improve your self, and how best you can achieve that, connect with me. I will not only offer you tips, but also help you through the entire process for better workplace situations.