Who isn’t feeling the festive vibe yet? Seasonal adverts are gradually hitting our screens, and soon enough, all everyone will want to do is be merry.
That’s all well and good, but what happens after we usher in 2020? For most people, a new year always calls for reinvention in most spheres of their lives. As far as these go, your career has got to be one of the most important sectors of your life, right?
James Reed, who chairs REED, the number one recruitment brand in Britain shares some insights on how to revamp your career and have a successful 2020. And doesn’t success build on more success? Hack this coming year, and you’ll see your life change for the better.
If we’re being honest, there are those who paint ambition in a negative light. Reed, however, insists that ambition should always be regarded as something positive.
For him, being ambitious means that an individual has high expectations for themselves and for the organization they work for.
He goes on to say that of the many currencies ambition trades in, ideas have got to be the strongest of them all.
According to Reed, great ideas are the most valuable resource in any organization and the more of them you have, the more ambitious you can be. Their implementation will, in turn, work well for both you and your workplace.
Embrace Positive Thinking
Scientific evidence supports the notion that you are what you think. Embracing positive thoughts, therefore, will positively impact the different sectors of your life, and most importantly, your career.
If you believe your job to be more meaningful, the better you’ll be at it. This is because positive thinking will boost you both physically and mentally, leaving you in a better position to put in the work and yield expected results. Make this a habit and soon enough, you’ll see yourself exceeding expectations.
Reed also says that you should embrace the growth mindset, and focus on self-education. With the internet, you have unlimited access to information that will help you further your career, all at the click of a button. Why then shouldn’t you take advantage of this?
Understand Yourself and the Organization
Thinking about it, you can’t offer much to an organization if you don’t understand it right? But you also can’t offer anything if you don’t get to understand yourself first.
What are your strengths? Do you have weaknesses that would affect your performance? What values do you embody? These are just some of the questions you should have answers to if you aim to progress in your career.
Once you’ve figured out what makes you tick, you can then look to your organization, and see where best to employ your strengths and inherent qualities.
You may think that you’re not cut out to lead others, but the one person you are responsible for in this aspect is yourself. You must be organized, proactive, inquisitive, and always strive to be the best.
Additionally, Reed says that you should learn how to be self-aware, self-disciplined, self-motivated, and self-aware. It is down to you to get things going for yourself, and that’s how you climb the ladder of success.