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Most of us believe that we should stick to what we are good at. While it is a safe thing to do, we sometimes fail to realise that we are missing out on numerous opportunities that may help uncover the many hidden skills that we possess.
While sticking to what we are good at may make us an expert in that particular area, we shut ourselves out from expanding our horizon. Only when we venture to do what we have not tried before will we get a glimpse of our other capabilities.
Most of the time, I do not try other things because I think I do not have the required skills set. It took lots of effort from my side to try a new area of activity that I believed was beyond what I was capable of accomplishing. But once I tried it out, I not only realised that it was quite easy, I also started believing that my core expertise should shift towards that area. This has enhanced my confidence and I am now more open to welcome new tasks and responsibilities, and check on new things to do. I have realized that my limitations are determined by my mindset.
As the market dynamics change, it is essential for everyone to get out of their comfort zones and take on new challenges. A new experience is always good and so is diversity in one’s professional career. Redefine your possibilities and cross over self-imposed boundaries.
You may have moments of self-doubt and feelings of inferiority, but maintaining a positive attitude allows you to deliver and become more productive. With dedication, focus and a little bit of sacrifice, you will get rewarding experiences.
It is important to push your limits to live a life that is bigger than what you are living at the moment. It is for you to decide whether you want to stick to what you are good at and live a limited life, or take the risk to try new things and grow.
• Make some changes in the way you do your daily routine
• Learn new things to widen areas you are comfortable with
• Pushing personal boundaries lets you get more things done
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Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink