Who are you? What do you do?
While these two questions are very different, we are sometimes (unfortunately) more clearly defined by what we do. Deep thoughts, indeed, as it is not always so easy to recognize that the inner you might be very different than the you you present to the world. Knowing how to manage you can be an elusive task, full of introspection along with some sweet surprises.
True business professionals should be able get to the center of biz matters quickly, using discernment as well as the revelatory gear which coincides with this thing we embrace as our work, livelihood, position, job, security, employment, and career. This discernment is what makes us successful at our jobs. The abilities to assess a situation, comb through data, and translate tone of voice are just a few of the capabilities which lead to success in almost any chosen field.
There are those who have trained for years, attended industry-specific courses, and successfully navigated degree programs to find their place in their chosen industry. Still, others fall into careers by sheer accident or mere coincidence. Whatever or whomever brought you to your current place in the work-a-day world; the opportunity to build more than an occupation is encouraged in any field of endeavor.
Some cite a love or passion they feel for their respective careers because of the ability to change lives, including their own, while to others – simply making a difference is reason enough to claim success. Most recognize the prospect for financial gain or steady income when work goes well, as well as establishing lasting business relationships.
What is it about you that drives your success?
What makes you great at your job? What is the reason your team gets the job done? Maybe you have some advice or words you live by that result in accomplishment. Maintaining a personal vision is imperative when times are uncertain.
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.
If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing,
it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it.
On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it,
I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”