The Best Handful of Tips 85 – Prepare Your Future:
Now is the time for you to prepare your future.
The best jobs and careers will go to those who are prepared.
Over the next decade many new skills will be needed. Jobs will go to those who update their qualifications and master new skills.
What you want to be is more important than what you are now.
Five of the best self improvement tips
Keep learning new skills and build new networks
Commit yourself to a life of on-going personal development.
Attend courses and workshops.
Read widely and study. New qualifications and new skills are easy to carry around.
Commit yourself to a life of self-improvement.
Keep networking . Who you know can be more important than what you know.
Accept new challenges
Build your self-esteem by joining organisations and taking responsible roles. Toastmasters International is a good example of an organisation that helps build confidence and leadership.
Never turn down a job at work because you are not sure if you can do it. How do you know until you try? Don’t be negative, feel the exhilaration of success by accept new challenges.
Dress well to project an aura of confidence.
Travel widely if possible
Travel to other countries and observe different cultures. This builds self-confidence and makes new contacts.
Learn new languages.
Constantly seek new information
Be curious. Don’t take anything for granted. keep asking the hard questions; ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘how’ and ‘how much’?
I have finished the job now – how could I have done it better? Try to be honest and objective about all your tasks.
Explore new ideas. Try carrying out new tasks.
Make your dreams come true, step by step.
Break your goals into short-term objectives, setting time-limits. People work best when they challenge themselves to deadlines, especially if they tell others their plans.
Most things get done in small doses. Try to improve things one step at a time – it’s far better than shooting for the moon.
Never underestimate yourself. You are the most important person in this world. If it is to be. It’s up to me! Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
“Improvement always begins with I.”
SOURCE: “Secrets for Success. This book could change your life”. First published by Moss Associates Ltd New Zealand and later by Cengage Learning Asia. Also available as an e-book at Amazon.com.