Everyone wants to have a fulfilling career. But what do you think you need to have it? While there are many possible answers, in my opinion there are at least two things you should have. First, you should follow your heart. Following your heart means working on something that matters to you. It’s something that you do not because of money, but because of love and care. Second, you should live your fullest potential. It’s not enough just to do what matters to you. You should also grow your capacity to the fullest. I don’t know about you, but I feel deep satisfaction whenever I know that I’ve done my best. The key to living your fullest potential is developing your skills. You can only live your fullest potential if you always develop your skills so that you can give better and better value over time. Here are seven tips for developing your skills:
Note: This is a guest post by Jeff Fajans of GuitarPlayerZen.com Ever wonder why the star athlete prom king in high school who was voted most likely to succeed is no where to be found today? Do you get an eerie feeling in your stomach when you think about your favorite childhood stars, pondering why they are now alcoholic and depressed? What about that 9 year old boy you heard about a few years ago who could play guitar just like Stevie Ray Vaughan? Why isn’t he “making it?” Talent isn’t enough. Commitment, perseverance and innovation are imperative to success at doing your own thing. You may truly have a completely innovative style or idea, but the truth is, there are a lot of people in this world who are just as talented as you are. I have discovered so many talented guitarists from GuitarPlayerZen.com that it truly is mind-blowing, and can definitely be a bit discouraging at times.
Recently I watched a video of Ray Kurzweil’s presentation on TED where he explained the exponential growth of technology. The number of transistors in a chip, for instance, increases exponentially over time. As a result, projects like Human Genome Project took much less time to complete than the initial expectation. There is a statement in the video that interests me. Kurzweil said that while a single technological event seems chaotic, as a whole those events reveal a clear pattern. In this case, the pattern is exponential growth. It’s similar to phenomenon in physics where the behavior of individual gas molecule is chaotic but the behavior of the gas as a whole is predictable. I believe a similar thing happens in life. While single events in our life may seem chaotic, those events as a whole reveal clear patterns. Looking for the patterns is a good way for doing life check and making progress in life.
Note: This is a guest post by Chrissy Scivicque of OfficeArrow.com You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. Tyler Durden, Fight Club I consider myself lucky. I enjoy my job. No, I love my job. I look forward to seeing my co-workers. I happily work in the evenings and on weekends (though I don’t make a habit of it). I take pride in my work.But I learned long ago that my job, good or bad or anywhere in between, is NOT me. It’s just a job. We, as a society, spend too much time talking about career. It’s usually one of the first questions you ask when you meet someone – “What do you do?” It’s how we connect with others. It’s how we identify ourselves. People use their careers to define who they are and place value on others, and this can have potentially devastating consequences.
Guest posting spots for October are now open and I’d like to invite you to participate. The theme will be Winning Attitude which covers the attitudes we need to have to grow and overcome challenges in life. Three examples are patience, persistence, and resilience, but there are still many other attitudes that can be covered. Please read Guest Posting Guidelines for more information.
Do you want to live a happy life? If you say yes like most people do, then it’s important to learn to enjoy life. Some people may think that they can only enjoy life when they already have a lot of money or have a successful career. But that’s not true. You can enjoy your life where you are with what you already have. You can enjoy your life now. Here I will share with you how to enjoy life. But before that, I’d like to share two tips that are essential to live a happy life. The first one is to be grateful. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is. No matter how many pleasant things you do, if you don’t learn to be grateful you will always see things negatively. The second one is to slow down. Life has a lot of simple things you can enjoy. But if you move too fast you will overlook most of them. So don’t be in a hurry. Don’t move too quick. Slow down and pay attention to the world around you. Most of the ways I’m about to share will work well only if you slow down.