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Nurturing Your Professional Pursuits

If something — anything — is to flourish, it must be fed with all the things that able its growth. A garden will never become fruitful without nourishment from the soil. Roots are firmly placed where they can absorb what the plant needs to survive. The same can be said for all aspects of life, but it is especially true for our professional pursuits.

There is no merit or point to say that the world is without its biases, however, to dwell upon them is to hamper yourself eternally. With that said, you can only mind an unobstructed vision. A lack of clarity will lead you to stumble and fall. If we kept our minds on the obstacles (or the assumed lack of obstacles) that hamper our peers, then we would waste time trying to move forward with a clouded vision. Eventually, this will all create deep envy of persons we believe are privileged in some form. Maybe they have connections to pull strings in their favour on enough wealth to buy their way into beneficial positions. Whatever the case, how do you know that everyone has a better chance at success than you?

In most cases, this is just speculation. Even when others have an advantage, envy says more about you than it does about them. Favours do not last forever. Hard work takes time and effort, and it fares better for you in the long haul. If you constantly feed your garden, it will flourish. If you spend your time counting everyone else’s blessings, then this garden will wither away and become barren.

Projecting negativity towards someone else can only start with having internalised negativity towards yourself. We can only project what we have within. It takes great strength to deal with these insecurities. A garden can only thrive when energy is used to feed it. Accomplishing your professional goals require you to focus on what you ought to do.

Putting your efforts to the task at hand starts with three easy steps:

  • What do I want to achieve?
  • When do I want to achieve it?
  • Why haven’t I done do already?

These three questions will help you understand what you need to do and what you need not do, providing that you answer them honestly. If you find yourself unable to answer honestly, then you should look deeper at yourself to analyze what truly hampers your success. When you can accurately pinpoint what you want, you can see where your path ends. This way, you take your eyes off of everyone else and concentrate on what you want to accomplish. The first step to having a clear vision is to eliminate the distractions that preoccupy your mind.

Nothing gets anyone goes like a deadline. A timeline sets the length of your path. It also shapes the urgency of your goals. Without that, you are subject to the unnecessary dalliances of the mind. Setting a deadline that is too far away will create openings for other activities non-essential to your goals. A deadline that is too close and pressure will force you to avoid your obligations.

More interestingly, you should be able to sit and think about why you have yet to achieve your goals. Here are some things to consider:

  • Are these goals new? If so, what inspired you?
  • If these are goals that you have had for a long time, then what obstacles were in your way?
  • Are you limited in any capacity? Think about your time, energy, and other resources.

With these questions answered, you should have all the things you need to nurture your garden. Knowledge and awareness is the greatest growth tool for personal and professional development.

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