Career goals are a development, not a self-realization
There are not a few new careers as an achievement when it is the other way around. The goal of a career is self-development so that one day you can have new skills to be able to contribute to social life. With that kind of mentality, you eventually won’t become a deadwood.
Sometimes a person is not aware when the effectiveness of their work decreases until it has finally stagnated. Maybe you new workers haven’t felt something like this because you’re still overwhelmed with a sense of happiness in being a worker. But the next two or three years, it’s still the same thing.
Most of the causes of workers’ lack of self-development are overcoming their position. This then gives rise to the thought of a comfort zone where their lives revolve around work. Eventually, they will be very receptive to circumstances and reluctant to pursue new challenges.
Such a thing is not yet widely recognized by workers, so they still think career goals are an achievement. By the time they got a career, they already considered a finish line in self-development. Even though there is still much that can be done to develop other skills.
Keeping a mind from getting tired of trying new things
It is not uncommon when the goal of a career is to seek comfort in life, receive sufficient salary, and finally marry will make a person feel at ease. Comfort in life is like a drug that can deceive 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. You can prove it for yourself when entering a comfort zone, if taking risks to develop will be chosen. There may be some people who want to get out of the area, but most don’t.
In the book entitled leisure : the basis of Josef Pieper’s culture when someone arrives in a comfort zone, so few of them will want to go out to take risks. With this comfort zone, a person is more susceptible to being attacked by lazy diseases and reduce their own potential.
It also depends on someone’s view of the meaning of the risk itself. Few interpret the risk as the meaning that it has great potential to fail. Being too afraid of these risks will make the mindset of a career goal a means of gaining comfort in life.
In fact, human instincts are born to seek comfort, making various innovations in their lives. But what if in modern times man has all the comfort he needs. Of course, the passion to move and innovate will be getting smaller and smaller.
A career goal is self-development, which means
In general, the method of career selection by young Indonesians is to see what basic skills they have. If someone has studied previously in the field of language, surely their career choice is not far from this world. This is related to the application to the theory that has been studied.
They try to apply what has been learned while studying in the world of work. Prove whether what they receive during learning can be applied directly or not. Because there is very little that can be applied in the field, they receive new knowledge.
From here still consistently the goal of the career is to develop, then and if there is no new knowledge. Feel comfortable because the work is already perfect and ends up lacking motivation to try something. This is the cause of the number of forests in Indonesia that only live in one company.
The comfort that this person receives is certainly contagious to other workers. So that, without realizing it, the effect of this comfort zone causes an atmosphere of unproductive work. Efficient may be yes, but getting a new productivity will be very rare.
This means that when living a career, you should not feel tired to suppress your own skills. As bodybuilders compared without increasing the training load, the muscles will not appear. After a load is successfully lifted, then they immediately have another goal to achieve.
By having this mindset, the goal of the career is as a self-development, not as a finish line. Why should it continue to evolve because the world does not stop at that moment alone and continues to develop dynamically over time.
This dynamic of life will not stop when you do not change the way you live your life. One day, certainly by being very comfortable in life you will be left behind. There will be no easy shortcuts to defeat the rigors of life other than struggling to develop constantly.
Idealism in career development Must be balanced rationality of thought
Developing must be accompanied by rationality in thought, one can be ambitious to achieve certain things, but still have to look at various factors. Maybe when you’re still as a new worker, the motivation to pursue something tall is natural.
But if ambition is realistic, think about it again. You’ve had the ambition to start your own business after two years working as an employee. 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 goals mentality as a springboard. This kind of idealism often arises because there are many successful young entrepreneurs out there. But have you thought about how your life journey to achieve that success.
What fund and capital they have so they can be successful. Of course, few people see this fight. It must be admitted that the Indonesian people always see the end result without taking into account how the successful figure fights.
So when you want to follow your ambitions, you have to realize how capable you are of your abilities. If you are not able to then make the preparations to achieve this. 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 a comfort zone
In so as not to get stuck in the comfort zone, there are in fact several things that a person can do. You can read the story of a particular figure that you want to be used as a reference. Finding a character that is used as a reference will certainly make it easier for you to do something.
Without a character that is used as a model, a person will have difficulty finding motivation to develop. As a concrete example, it’s impossible for you to want to be a successful person if you’ve never seen someone who’s had success before, right.
In fact, this is very trivial, there are even individuals who find their motivation from a hatred for a character. Wanting to defeat the character can be a trigger for enthusiasm. It sounds cliché, but this is the fact on the floor that’s happening right now.
The comfort zone will not apply when a motivation to develop is successfully triggered. Whether or not you want to will continue to push your skills to an irrational limit. Then increase literacy to learn more characters you want to follow.
Never be afraid to try to get out of a comfort zone. risk is not an enemy to avoid so that you are safe from it. Instead, risk can be used as a springboard to achieve success. It doesn’t have the mentality that career goals are the final line of self-development.