Career goals are development, not personal achievement
A lot of new jobbers see careers as an accomplishment when it’s the opposite. The goal of a career is personal development so that one day you can have new abilities to be able to contribute to social life. With this kind of mindset, you will ultimately not become a dead wood.
Sometimes a person is not conscious when the effectiveness of his work decreases until it finally stagnates. Maybe you, the new workers, haven’t felt something like this because you’re still overwhelmed by a sense of happiness from being a worker. But what about the next two or three years, is it still the same thing.
The majority of the causes of workers’ lack of self-development are the overcoming of their position. This then gives rise to the thought of a comfort zone where their lives revolve around work. Eventually, they will be too receptive to circumstances and reluctant to seek new challenges.
Such a thing is not yet widely recognized by workers, so they still think that career goals are a realization. When they managed to get a career, they already saw it as a finish line in personal development. Although there is still a lot to be done to develop other skills.
Prevent the mind from getting tired of trying new things
It is not uncommon for the purpose of a career to be to seek comfort in life, receive a living wage, and eventually get married to make a person feel comfortable. Comfort in life is like a drug that can mislead 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 for yourself by entering a comfort zone, whether risk-taking to develop yourself will be chosen. There may be 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 Reaches a Comfort Zone then few of them will want to go out to take risks. With this comfort zone, a person is more likely to be attacked by lazy diseases and reduce their own potential.
It also depends on one’s vision of the meaning of one’s own risk. Quite a few of them interpret risk as meaning that it has a great potential for failure. Being too afraid of these risks will make the mindset of a career goal a way to achieve comfort in life.
Indeed, human instincts were born to seek comfort by 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 less and less.
A career goal is personal development, which means
In general, the method of career selection by young Indonesians is to see what their basic abilities are. If someone has ever studied in the field of language, their career choice is surely 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 by 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 gain new knowledge.
From there, the goal of the career is always to develop, so what if there is no new knowledge. Feel comfortable because the job is already perfect and end up lacking the motivation to try something. This is the cause of the number of dead woods in Indonesia that only live in one company.
The comfort this person gets is certainly contagious to other workers. So that without realizing it, the effect of this comfort zone will cause an unproductive working atmosphere. Efficient may be yes, but getting new productivity will be very rare.
This means that in the life of a career, one should not feel tired of suppressing one’s own abilities. As bodybuilders compare without increasing the training load, the muscles will not appear. Once a load is successfully lifted, they immediately have another goal to achieve.
By having such a mindset, the career goal is like personal development and not a finish line. Why should it continue to evolve because the world does not stop at this point alone and continues to develop dynamically over time.
This life dynamic won’t just stop when you don’t change the way you live your life. One day, surely by being too comfortable in life, you will be left behind. There will be no easy shortcuts to overcome the rigors of life other than struggling to constantly develop.
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 one must look at various factors. Maybe when you’re still as a new worker, the motivation to pursue something high is natural.
But if the ambition is realistic, think about it again. Have you ever had the ambition to open your own business after two years of working as an employee? Is this realistic, of course not because not everyone can necessarily learn marketing knowledge in such a short time.
This is a portrait that explains young workers with a mindset of career goals as a stepping stone. This kind of idealism often occurs because there are many successful young entrepreneurs. But have you thought about how their life journey to achieve that success.
What track record and capital do they have to succeed? Of course, quite a few people see this struggle. It must be admitted that the Indonesian people always see the final result regardless of how the successful figure struggles.
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 do this, be prepared to do so. 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 abyss of laziness.
How to develop so as not to be caught in a comfort zone
In order not to get stuck in the comfort zone, there are indeed various things that a person can do. You can read the story of a certain character who wants to be used as a reference. Finding a character that is used as a reference will definitely allow you to do something more easily.
Without a character that is used as a role model, a person will struggle to find the motivation to grow. As a concrete example, it’s impossible for you to want to be a successful person if you’ve never seen someone who has succeeded before, right.
Indeed, it is very trivial, there are even individuals who find their motivation in a hatred for a character. Wanting to defeat the character can be a trigger for enthusiasm. It sounds cliché, but it’s the fact on the ground that’s happening right now.
The comfort zone will not apply when a motivation to develop is successfully triggered. Whether you like it or not, you will continue to push your abilities to an unreasonable limit. So increase literacy to know 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 success. Don’t have the mindset that career goals are the end line of personal development.