Have you ever wonder, what the world would look like if we had no measures to evaluate the credibility/ skill level of a person in a professional life. In such hypothetical world, those who do not grind for personal development would surely have enjoyed a luxury of never being held accountable, either in job or self-aspect. It would be a state of chaos, in which everyone would have claimed to be subject GURU without being scrutinised in the light of mapped out notions encompassing; life skills, leadership skills, communication skills, etc.
But the truth is, we are living in a different progressive world, which relates the daily value addition in direct proportion to the long run success in life. It can be stated as;
You will reap tomorrow, what you gonna sow today.
The most valuable tool, which one can use to leverage his network & professional life is personal development. By investing in oneself, vague doors of opportunities can be opened. With the concept of automation & Artificial Intelligence taking over, future will belong to those who can think out of the box. Due to the productivity highly dependence over robotic domain, interpersonal & Intrapersonal skills will be in most demand in an upcoming era.
Long gone are the days, when mere solid degrees on portfolio could have landed one a lucrative job. With the escalation in modern globalisation, companies require personnel with a strong soft & hard skills. They want to have risk takers & creative thinkers on board. It has been scientifically proven that 85% of success, in life, is attributed to the life skills.
According to a recently published report, almost half of the Chinese billionaires didnt go to university. It means they groomed themselves regarding self-education rather than relying on formal content. From being a good public speaker to having a firm grip over managing people, are some of the strong suits of such business legends.
Now the question is, amidst of such hype & ambiguity, which measures one can take to embark on the journey of self-discovery & development?
Well, in my view, firstly one need to embrace the mental paradigm shift that what got you from A to B, would not take you from B to C. To have a better understanding of this statement; just answer the following questions wholeheartedly;
Are You Satisfied with the current version of yourself regarding personal development?
How many books do you have on your side table?
To how many networking sessions you have been to, in last two months?
Do you have a stage freight?
Are you satisfied with the amount of work you are putting into nail aim in life?
Do you have a mentor in life, whom you look up to for advice?
Overall rate yourself, regarding soft &life skills out of 10?
What approach do you take in job/business; What am I getting or What am I becoming?
How many minutes have you invested, daily, regarding value addition?
How many have training/development sessions you taken in last two months?
Probe yourself in the light of these question & wait up for next pertinent article. For now, would like to summarise it with famous quote;
Formal Education will give you a living, while self-education will make you a fortune.
P.S: In next article of personal development, we will have a look at the points as mentioned above.