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Discover and embrace your uniqueness

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I was at the immigration counter when an officer took my fingerprints to be saved in their database. The impression of my fingerprints is not similar to yours and cannot be duplicated anywhere in the world. It is scientifically proven that human fingerprints are detailed, unique and difficult to alter, making them a valid means of establishing identity.

Just like our fingerprints, each one of us is unique. We have different genes, personality and features. We are blessed with different sets of talents and skills which, if unleashed using the right channel, can make us highly successful.

However, some people often belittle themselves. This is because they compare their achievements with others. Remember, you should only compete against yourself. You may adopt the strategies of successful individuals, but you essentially need to customise these strategies as per your specific requirements and set of conditions or talents.

For example, if you want to become a famous singer but your voice quality does not meet the standards, then it would not be sensible for you to pursue that dream. You need to identify your outstanding features, interests and abilities, and match them with your planned action.

Your job is to strive to become a better version of yourself in all aspects. You have to keep doing it until you achieve it. The surefire recipe of success is to determine what you should and can do, and then do it. On the contrary, not doing what you are capable of and should be doing will result in nothing but failure.

Identify your unique calling and talent. Gauge what is possible for you to achieve in your domain and try your level best to go for it. Work on those abilities, interests and motives, and the kind of work which attracts you.

Handy Hints:

• Identify what you are good at and pursue that dream

• You are different so do not compare yourself with others

• Explore your interests and try to regularly update your skills

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Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company