Managing your career successfully is a life-sized game of snakes and ladders. You require mental toughness to navigate through the toughest situations to enable you to strike when you see golden opportunities.
I enjoyed this post below, by Isaac Rouhtas from Thrive Global, who recognises that many of us have to stick at mundane jobs in careers that we don’t love before we strike career success. Within this mental toughness is a crucial ingredient and indeed his advice closely mirrors the MTQ mental toughness framework.
Every single person is bestowed with different talents, which they can utilize and accelerate to make an enviable career path out of. However, not many of us get to do what we love and are stuck with our ordinary jobs and in careers that we certainly do not wish to be in.
Practical life entails a great number of challenges and stress. In order to succeed professionally, one has to have the mental toughness to navigate through the toughest times. That mental ability is not a talent at all and it usually comes naturally. When you are engaged in pursuing something that you love, you can simply get through the darkest days and constructively process your challenges.
Here are four useful tips on how to achieve it;
Have a realistic plan
One should always work on a plan; figure out the pros and cons of pursuing a certain career path. It would work like a business plan. Putting your strengths and weaknesses out there and work on what you need to do in order to achieve what you are destined for.
Practice on your talents and skills
If you are a talented singer, artist, speaker, writer, athlete, or a legal professional, you can simply practice on some key skills to achieve success when you pursue them as a career path. Practice is what separates you from amateurs. It seasons your abilities and allows you to be more skilled. Being competitive is a key reason why people succeed in doing what they do, and to have that one needs to give in hours and hours of monotonous practice.
Unleash your potential
It would require you to do a bit of searching, gaining some experience out there in the world and discovering what makes you talented and skillful. Discovering your own abilities would give you the confidence of doing something greater out there.
Just do it
Eventually, it all comes down to silencing the voices in your head and going for it.