Let’s say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die.
Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be.
Done it? Okay I will continue…
Without even knowing you I bet it included something of the following:
Some of my success has been limited by my lack of ability to aim higher.
The problem with setting goals that are clearly quantified is that you can quite easily set a target that is too small or not challenging enough.
One things that sticks in my mind was at an interview where I was pushed on how much I felt I should get paid. I gave a pathetically low amount.
My fear was that if I said too much I would have put them off straight away – my logic was that I was offering them a bargain – they interpreted it that I didn’t value my time.
The lesson there was that I should have aimed higher – even if I did give an amount that was too high, I could have negotiated and still got a wage that would have worked out well for both parties – myself getting paid more and the company thinking they got a true bargain as they had negotiated my wage down!
Continue reading “Aim higher”
When I was younger and I had insecurities and self-doubt about meeting someone, my mum would always say
“You only find love when you stop looking for it”
Despite my young naive age – I thought that was bullshit. To find someone required some effort. Continue reading “When you least expect it”
But when I was 3, I wanted to be a cat.
When I turned 5, I was more realistic in my career aspirations and wanted to be a fireman.
When I was 11, I wanted to save all the animals.
When I was 12, I wanted to save the world.
When I was 13, I just wanted to save myself. Continue reading “They say to follow your passion…”
I recently started a new job and I set two goals:
The first was to “Become comfortable in my new job/make it my own.”
I mention in this post how I went about achieving that.
The second goal was “Develop my skills/knowledge so that I can achieve for promotion.”
In my reflection this was always going to be more complex than the first, therefore I had to develop some sort of plan to meet my aspirations?