In this fast changing world, you might sometimes feel like you’re not keeping up. The knowledge you have today feels less relevant tomorrow. Know that you can take charge of your personal development at any time! Personal development can start with asking yourself these three questions:
#1. How do you look at your personal development?
A problem or challenge can turn into a learning opportunity, if you let it! In what other way can you look at the situation? What knowledge or skill can help you? Do you want to learn and can you find somebody to help you along? Cultivating a growth mindset will help you feeling less stuck and see opportunities in challenging situations.
#2. How up-to-date are your skills?
And we’re not talking about hard skills only here (staying up to date or broadening your knowledge), there are many future-proof soft skills that can help you in different situations in your professional life, too. Facing an issue with cooperation? Finding your ideas are not being picked up? Feeling you’re losing grip on your team as a manager? Daring to review your own soft skills is a very strong (and wise) thing to do. Especially if you want to perform up to your true potential.
#3. How is your vitality at work?
Vital people make vital organizations. When you feel mentally and physically fit, you can perform to your best ability and feel happy at work. Identifying and managing emotions, work-life balance, resilience, but also inclusivity and psychological safety are factors that impact your wellness. Organizations that give attention to these topics empower their people and stimulate a positive environment.