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One more calendar year is coming to an end and it is time for us to take stock of our career and move forward. Before we get ready to step into the New Year, it is essential to conduct introspection to understand where we stand.
When we introspect, we analyze our actions and this, in turn, enables us to enhance our self-confidence. This not only leads to career growth but also to success in all aspects of our life. When we introspect, we identify our weaknesses, allowing us to take remedial measures to overcome them.
Introspection helps us draw a road map to where we want to go. An individual who has problems with his language skills can enroll himself in a crash course to enhance his knowledge base. Career growth happens when we eliminate our weaknesses, and introspection is a tool that helps us towards it.
Gone are the days when superiors had the time and energy to guide their subordinates. Today, it is the responsibility of each individual to chart his own career path. Introspection at regular intervals provides us with a clear idea on where we stand and what we are capable of achieving. It also provides us with opportunities to understand our strengths and build on them.
There are times when introspection throws opportunities at us which we believe are not possible at all. And then we begin to discover hidden traits that we can maximize or capitalize on for the overall betterment of our careers.
For example, during introspection, we may realize that we are better equipped in handling problem-solving situations; hence, we can channel our energy towards that. It also makes us remember the good things that we have and be thankful for them.
• Introspection helps us draw a road map to where we want to go
• It also allows us to be thankful for the good things that we have
• It is our responsibility to improve ourselves and chart our paths
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Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink