How to craft a flourishing career

How to craft a flourishing career
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Hence it has to be dealt with very cautiously and tactfully because what we finally choose for ourselves today will define us and our tomorrow. Career planning involves meticulous strategy targeting long term benefits. Firstly a remarkable vision with deep insight is necessary so as to be able to craft a successful career.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary; Donald Kendall had once said this. Friends, there comes a juncture in our lives when we have to seriously sit back and plan a future for ourselves. For most of us this is a real testing time which requires oodles of patience, self-reliance, good spirit, enough guts and a positive outlook. One wrong move and we could be doomed forever. Planning a career is one of the most important decisions in any individual’s life.

Hence it has to be dealt with very cautiously and tactfully because what we finally choose for ourselves today will define us and our tomorrow. Career planning involves meticulous strategy targeting long term benefits. Firstly a remarkable vision with deep insight is necessary so as to be able to craft a successful career.

A head full of doubts will ruin everything even before you get started. Interest and focus are the vital aspects to be taken into account while preparing to instigate the right profession. Here are a few simple tips to follow before setting out on a career hunt. “Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance.

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.” –AS A MAN THINKETH and the PATH OF PROSPERITY by James Allen How to craft a flourishing career S Be sure of what it is that you actually want. No hanky-panky here, you got to be clear headed no matter what S Discover your passions, see what inspires and motivates you. This is very important; so no succumbing to the so called career advisors around you and their unwanted advices S Ascertain how hard you can work, how much have you mastered your determination and skills and what is your outlook at the options available S Once you are certain about your choice, focus on the right industry.

Make sure you land yourself in the industry which has better scopes of booming to great heights in the future and stay away from those with any tarnished image S Explore every existing alternative on hand and grab the one you are most passionate about S Expand your network by joining certain good industry groups wherein you will get to interact or even meet professionals seeking the same industry. This will pump up your vision related to the pros and cons of the concerned field. S Check out the location, another key factor in planning a winning career. It would be a good bet to choose the country where your skills are in demand.

This will boost up your existing skills and present you with much more opportunities than you ever expected. May sound insignificant, but avoid randomly choosing a wrong place as this might prove to be a disaster later. S There is no harm in seeking advice from those who have had enough experience in your chosen field. Remember, education and experience are two different things, nothing can replace experience. So clarify any allied doubts with those who have already practised it before. Try having a mentor.

This will save you from pitfalls and snags S Never be in a hurry and say no to short cuts as this will lead you nowhere S Don’t let your fears conquer your dreams, rather conquer your fears because once you do this, you are almost there S Finally don’t forget to congratulate yourself once you have sorted out your ncertainties and decided upon a precise career as this in itself is a stepping stone to a blooming vocation and a promising future Friends, when you keep a firm hold on the variables you are in command of, you will find yourself moving in the right direction.

Moreover, you will realise that in this way it is much easier to reach your objectives at a more convenient pace. On a lighter note, let me conclude with Dr. Seuss’s famous saying: “You have brains in your head; you have feet in your shoes You can stir yourself in any direction you choose!” All the very best! The writer is Head – Research & Analysis

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