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All of us face numerous adversities in our daily work life. We do not have a choice but face them to get our assigned jobs done. Some of the challenges are small, while others are big.
No matter what these are, when we challenge them, we take the necessary steps to success. Each adversity that we tackle enhances our self-confidence and reinforces our determination to succeed. It also provides us with valuable lessons that can be effectively put to use when newer adversities crop up. When we challenge our adversities in a positive and proactive manner, it gives us the strength to move forward.
The most important thing is not to get caught up in the web of self-pity or consider ourselves as victims. This will not only affect our morale but it will also hinder our progress. It is also a big detriment to our development and affects our ability to think in a constructive manner.
To challenge our adversities, it is essential to recognize that they are inevitable and then work out ways and means to overcome them. Anticipate challenges and work on the resources that can be used to solve them. If required, take the assistance of mentors, experts or associates to overcome them. It is worthwhile to utilise the experience and expertise of associates to find optimum solutions.
Remember, adversities are invaluable learning opportunities. When we look at them from this point of view, they provide us with the required mental strength to tackle them.
We cannot escape from adversities. It is up to us as professionals to either confront or succumb to them. A true professional knows how to handle challenges and emerge victorious, leading to better career growth.
• Never allow challenges and pressure at work defeat you
• Start investing in yourself and make your time worthwhile
• Take the aid of mentors and associates to improve yourself
Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink