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The biblical definition of Easter is the resurrection…the dawn of new life. How does that translate into us and our day-to-day actions? Let’s think of it in two different ways.
On one hand, we have a bigger picture…a New Year, a new job, or perhaps a new project. One of life’s best learning is experience. Whenever we start something new, there should be a sense of excitement, perhaps eager anticipation. There may also be nerves, but these can relate to two separate areas…the unknown and what to expect, secondly, wanting to perform to the best of your ability.
It’s natural to be nervous…it shows that you care. It helps to create Adrenalin, which you need to perform.
The bottom line though, in everything, is being better than the day before, being better in the new role and taking learning from previous roles, colleagues, line managers etc.
What then do we need to keep doing to continually improve?
- Embrace every new opportunity. Don’t turn down challenges simply because they are outside of your comfort zones. When we extend our comfort zones in one area, we gain confidence in all other areas also…a real win win!
- Continually ask for feedback…not in a sense of a lack of confidence, but in wanting to find all of the ways to keep improving. Feedback can come from anyone. Don’t be afraid to ask.
- Don’t procrastinate and dwell on the past. Let go and move on. Even where mistakes have been made, accept, reflect, learn, and move on. It took Einstein two thousand glorious failures before he invented the light bulb!
- Be prepared to challenge the norm…just because you have always done things a certain way, does not mean that it is still the best way.
- Be prepared to take risks but work out what is at stake initially!
- Knowledge and learning are wasted without action. Make things happen…Be a doer!
Small steps taken on a regular basis, will create giant strides over time!
“Every day, you reinvent yourself. You’re always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backward.”