As a child growing up, I often heard my father quoting philosophical sayings that gave me insight about life, personal growth and success.
One of his favorites was “To thine own self be true”. As I have gotten older, I have a better understanding of what he meant and have found that applying that philosophy or mindset to every aspect of my life is priceless!
So why am I talking about philosophical quotes in an executive career blog? Because one of the most important things in your personal and professional success comes from a true understanding and appreciation of who you are.
We are all made different, wired differently, look different and have different approaches to life. So why do we spend so much time comparing ourselves to others and expecting that our careers, experiences and achievements should be like our colleagues?
For today’s tips, I want to share with a few key strategies for self-assessment and self-evaluation and critical questions to consider for understanding your own unique career path.
Your personality type and behavioral preferences make a huge difference in how you relate to others, the kind of work activities you like and the role you play in team environments.
Don’t feel guilty if after a long career in one field, you are craving something different. Some careers are born and some career are created, explore and find out what is right for you.
When was the last time you took a honest look at yourself?
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