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Everyone wants to achieve success in life and aspire to grow in their career. This can only happen if you are developing personally and trying to develop or enhance your career prospects. What if I tell you that it will not be achieved unless you follow the right steps? Yes, that’s true. If you want growth in your career or anything, you will need to make some efforts.
You will need to work on yourself to achieve that alpha male stage in your life. So without wasting a single second, let us hop right into the process to learn tried and tested ways to enhance your career and personal development, which will help you succeed in life.
What Are Career and Personal Development Skills?
Before defining what career and personal development are and how you can improve them, I want to make sure that they both work hand in hand.
By this, I mean that Career Development = Personal Development and vice versa.
So what are career and personal development?
Personal development is a process of identifying our strengths, and weaknesses and learning new skills to achieve short and long-term goals. On the other hand, career development is how an individual undertakes personal actions to achieve growth in his/her chosen career.
As I told you that both career and personal development goes hand in hand, which means we can’t ignore any of them. They both help in a person’s overall development.
Now, as we know what a career and personal development are, let us know how you can enhance these.
1. Identify Your Weaknesses
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The first important step towards developing career and personal development skills is knowing yourself, which means recognising your weaknesses.
You need to recognise them first to make them your strengths. Everyone has some weaknesses in themselves. It can be poor communication, lethargy, procrastination, lack of motivation, etc.
You need to work on your weaknesses else your growth will remain stagnant. But then the question arises how can you identify your weaknesses?
You can analyse your daily routine, and this will help you in checking on your weaknesses.
The greatest strength any human being can have is to recognize his or her own weaknesses. When you identify your weaknesses, you can begin to remedy them – or at least figure out how to work around them.- Par Summitt
For example, If you speak much in your daily life, you should try to listen more. You can also ask your most trusted people around you to tell you about your weaknesses.
2. Develop Your Weaknesses Into Your Strengths by Working On Them
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Working on your weaknesses is a crucial part of enhancing your growth by 2x. You will have to put in the time, effort, and dedication because this will not change in 2 minutes.
In this world, many people have extraordinary gifts and talents, but what sets them apart from one another is the work that they do. You need to put in the effort to improve on and polish the skills that you already have as well as the areas that you are lacking.
Be dedicated and have faith in yourself because this will lead you to achieve that position in life.
Most Common Weaknesses Are:
- Being too sensitive
- Shy and Nervous
- Lack of confidence
- Self Criticism
- Presentation skills
- Too insecure
- Superiority complex
- Inferiority complex
These are some of the weaknesses that every individual has but ignores to work on them. Do work on them so that they can never hinder your personal and career development.
3. Learn a New Skill ASAP!
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In this modern time, skills are valued over grades. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, if you lack the required skills, you will not be given preference. Do not be like a frog in the well, but be like a whale in the ocean.
Learn new skills every day because this will help you get the status or success you want in life. Skills will make you different from others. You can gain many skills, such as communication, video editing, content writing, and digital marketing.
No matter how talented you are your talent will fail you, if you’re not skilled.Skill is achieved through practice. Work hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day.Will Smith
Build your arsenal so well that no one can beat you, no matter how much talent they have. Personal and career development is something you can only achieve when you add new skills and make yourself like a full package of talent.
Skills That You Can Learn To Enhance Your Personal And Career Development
- Time Management
Time management is the process of organizing your time so that you have the time to do more tasks. It is a skill that can enhance your capability to be efficient at work if practiced daily.
- Personal Finance
Personal finance is learning how to manage your money to get the most out of it. This skill is helpful when you want your money to work for you. This skill is essential for personal development and growth.
- Digital Marketing
Digital marketing is marketing through the use of the internet, social media, websites, emails, etc. It is a way to reach consumers through online platforms.
- Social Skills
Social skills are skills that promote interaction and communication. It is a way to act in a socially acceptable manner to get a positive response and not the negative one.
- Communication Skills
It is an ability that allows you to understand others and be understood by others. A person with excellent communication skills is demanded in companies and different careers. Everybody wants an effective communicator. This will help in your career and personal development.
- Critical Thinking
It is analyzing different facts, information and ideas to reach a sound judgement. It helps in problem-solving. This skill is wonderful for your personal development as it will help you solve many problems in your career, life, relationships, etc.
If practised, it is a skill that allows you to think about new and wonderful possibilities and multiple points of view to solve a problem or to create something.
It means getting what you want from others by interactive communication intended to settle.
4. Try Different Things
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If you think that remaining stagnant will help you in your career, you are wrong. Without trying new things, learning new skills or trying something different, you will get nowhere. Do not make a fixed image of yourself in someone’s eyes.
Try to leap out of your shell and do the things which no one believed you could do.
If you think that you can only do content writing, then try technical writing; if you think you cannot portray yourself in front of the camera, then make a YouTube channel and try it.
Never make yourself fixed to something; never attach yourself to any workplace and even to your work.
You never know what you can do until you try, and very few try unless they have to – C.S. Lewis
Do the things which you think about but never execute, and you will see a radical change.
5. Leave the Rest to God
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It is very much important to do your actions without expecting the fruits. This will help you to achieve a peaceful state of mind on your journey. Being devoted to working is the key to faith in God because, in the end, he is the one who provides the fruits. Ask the universe for what you want, and you will get it.
It may all work out in the end. You must keep faith in yourself and leave the rest to God…- Leon Brown
It may take time, but never lose faith in the Lord and the universe because you will get more than you ever thought of.
To have an extra edge in your career growth, learn something new and try different things because being idle in your life can hinder your development. You will be in demand if you know unique skills or are so good at your work that no one can compete with it. You should strive for your personal growth, and you will grow in your career. Do your best and leave the rest in God’s hand.