My New Year Resolutions(2012-12-29 00:02:21)
More like areas of focus, and the short version would be: Entrepreneurial skills and Communication skills.
First of all, I would like to clarify that
For any starters, the baby-step is to do your job well enough, so that you have extra free time to develop other core competencies. Keep in mind that successful people are successful anywhere even if that might not be the most optimal place to be.
For example, work efficiently and effectively.
It starts out as vague terms. But really personal organizational skills are exactly like running an entity such as a small business, except in this case, you are managing yourself.
Apart from the technical aspects, which you just
have to practice, practice,
practice (there is absolutely no
shortcut of working as an apprentice to learn
you review your historical performance critically and confront your own weaknesses?
- Do you
lay out a short-term execution plan and start immediately?
- Do you
keep yourself on track even with intermittent disruptions?
- Do you
never lose the 5-year/ 10-year long-term vision?
- Do you connect with your role models, understanding
communication and value-added
need to go both ways?
- Do you
have a reliable relationship network, not so much about the quantity, but more about the quality and diversity?
Speaking of which, my opinion on the
I might have simplified many things, since it’s concerning the
humanity topics. But please
Meanwhile, a couple things that I jotted down to remind myself but also would like to share with you:
- You cannot go for perfection, but you can go for balance.
- The intricacy of human relationship could be hidden in those
trivial details in the daily life. Feel it, and acqurie a good sense of it. Consciously making better decisions will eventually lead to unconscious improvements.
- Look at yourself as an outsider
in a while, be honest and subjective, analyse your mistakes, ask questions what could have been done better.
- Listen to your body's need
(It's not always about the rules that you set)
- Leverage off the momentum and keep things going
- Keep track of the
emotion ups and downs, before anything bad goes too out-of-the-way, which could harm you or leads to more negative thoughts, stop it at the earliest. Be able to rationalize rather than idealize, be a problem-solver and ask why, rather than finding excuses and getting trapped later.
- Life is very much path-dependent, every
single footprint that you left
matters. So be careful about each doing, knowing their impact could be more long-lasting, for better or worse.
- Most things in life,
if not meaningful actions, then are at some stage of incubation/immersion of ideas. Ideas are useless, if not translated into actions, in an obvious or not-so obvious way (eg, decide what's to-do versus a no-no)
That's it for now.
So are you ready for 2013? What are your New Year Resolutions? Share it and make it happen!