Career goals are development, not self-success
Few new job seekers consider a career to be a success when it is the other way around. Career goals are self-development, so that one day they can have new abilities, so that they can contribute to social life. With this mindset, you will not end up like dead wood.
Sometimes a person does not realize when the effectiveness of his work decreases, until in the end it stagnates. Perhaps you, the new workers, do not feel this way, because you are still overwhelmed by the happiness of being a worker. But what about the next two or three years, it’s still the same.
The main cause of the lack of self-development of workers is the excessive comfort of their position. This then leads to the idea of a comfort zone where their lives revolve around work. In the end, they will be too accepting of the circumstances and reluctant to look for new challenges.
Such a thing is still not widely recognized by workers, so they still think that career goals are a success. When they manage to get a career, they already consider it a finishing line in self-development. Although there is still a lot that can be done to develop additional skills.
So that your mind does not get tired of trying new things
It is not uncommon when the goal of a career is to find comfort in life, get a sufficient salary, and eventually get married will make a person feel comfortable. Comfort in life is like a drug that can mislead the mind and make it unproductive.
But putting too much pressure on the mind is also not a good thing for the development of life. When entering the comfort zone, you can prove for yourself whether you are taking a risk to develop. Perhaps there are people who want to get out of the zone, but most do not.
In a book called leisure : the basis of culture by Josef Pieper, when someone reaches the comfort zone, few of them will be willing to go out to take risks. With this comfort zone, a person is more susceptible to lazy diseases and reduces his own potential.
It also depends on a person’s view of the significance of his own risk. Few of them interpret risk as a risk that has great potential to fail. Being too worried about these risks will cause thinking of career goals as a means to gain comfort in life.
By instinct, people are really born to seek solace by making various innovations in their lives. But what if in modern times a person has all the necessary comfort. Of course, the passion for movement and innovation will be less and less.
Career goals are self-development, what it means
In general, the method of choosing a career is for Indonesian youth to find out what basic abilities they have. If someone previously studied in the field of languages, then surely his choice of career is not far from this world. It has to do with the application to the theory that has been studied.
They try to apply what they have learned during their studies to the world of work. To prove whether what they received during learning can be applied directly or not. Since there is very little that can be applied in this area, they will gain new knowledge.
From there, it is still consistent that the career goal is to develop, then what if there is no new knowledge. Feel comfortable because the work is perfect and in the end you lack the motivation to try something. This is the cause of the large number of dead trees in Indonesia, which live only in society.
The comfort that a person receives is certainly contagious to other workers. So, without realizing it, this comfort zone effect will cause an unproductive working atmosphere. Effective may be yes, but getting new productivity will be very rare.
That is, in a career, a person should not feel tired in order to stifle his own abilities. As bodybuilders liken it to without an increase in training weight, muscles do not appear. As soon as one load is successfully lifted, they immediately have another goal that they need to achieve.
With such a mindset, the career goal is self-development, not the finish line. Why should it continue to evolve, because the world does not stop only at this point and continues to evolve dynamically over time.
The dynamics of this life don’t stop when you don’t change the way you live. One day, surely by being too comfortable in life, you will be left behind. There will be no easy shortcuts to defeat the rigors of life other than trying to continue developing oneself.
Idealism in career development must be balanced with rationality of thought
Self-development must be accompanied by rationality in thinking, a person may have ambitions to achieve certain things, but he still needs to look at various factors. Perhaps, when you are still a new worker, the motivation to dedicate yourself to something high is natural.
But whether these ambitions are realistic, think again. Have you ever had the ambition to open your own business after two years of working as an employee? Whether this is realistic, of course, not because not necessarily everyone can learn marketing knowledge in such a short time.
This is a portrait that explains young workers with a career goal as a springboard. This kind of idealism often arises because there are many successful young entrepreneurs. But you thought about how their life path achieved this success.
What background and capital they have to be successful. Of course, not a few people see the struggle. It must be admitted that the Indonesian people always see the final result, without taking into account what the struggle of a successful character is.
So when you want to follow your own ambitions, you need to realize how capable you are. If you are not able to, make preparations to achieve this goal. From the search for capital to knowledge, everything must be done so that ideals can be realized. Without this rationality, you will eventually fall into the pit of laziness.
How to develop so as not to get caught in the comfort zone
So that a person does not get stuck in the comfort zone, there are really different things that a person can do. You can read the history of a certain character who wants to be used as a reference. Finding a character that is used as a reference will definitely make it easier for you to do something.
Without a figure that is used as a role model, it will be difficult for a person to find motivation in the development of himself. As a concrete example, there’s no way you’d want to be a successful person if you’ve never seen someone succeed before, right?
In fact, this is very trivial, there are even individuals who find their motivation out of hatred for the character. The desire to defeat the character can be a trigger for enthusiasm. It sounds like a cliché, but this is a reality in practice that is happening right now.
The comfort zone will not apply when the motivation to develop is successfully triggered. Whether you want it or not, you will continue to push your skills to an unreasonable degree. So, increase literacy to know more characters to follow.
Never be afraid to try to get out of your comfort zone. Risk is not an enemy that you should avoid in order to be safe from it. Instead, risk can be used as a springboard to success. Do not think that career goals are the final line of self-development.