Time to Develop Personally
Updated: Jul 12, 2020
Surrounded by negative news, we feel inundated with feedback. But it's not constructive.
Positive feedback is hard to find on your own. In order to grow, you need an external force.
Olympic level athletes, revered leaders, and expert professionals rely on outsiders to keep pushing them further.
Ideally, you have people willing to tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear.
If you do - reach out for advice now.
You may hesitate due to being fearful, flustered, or fallen.
It's ironic, and human, to only seek help only when you feel on top of things. Realize they want to help the true you, not the person you project as successful.
Set up meetings now to discuss new obstacles and to determine immediate next steps to move forward.
If you don’t have people like this, start today to find them.
Consider people aligned with your vision and values who are further along in their careers.
Maybe you wouldn’t enjoy a drink with them, but value their advice.
Reach out with a specific problem. A tight focus makes helping less formidable and shows effort to define the issue.
Also, define exactly what you want e.g. time to talk, an introduction, or a possible solution.
Opening yourself to change is always hard but often rewarding.