10 Reasons Why You Haven’t Reached Your Full Potential Yet | AIB
Many times we are our biggest enemy in any aspect of our life is nothing new, and also in the workplace. Failure to achieve an objective generates high levels of stress in the employee who sees his or her efforts diluted to the detriment of their job expectations. However, often, the solution lies within the person in whom this series of unproductive feelings are generated.
Professional skills and competencies are of no use unless they focus in the right way within the work dynamics, which also limits their ability to move up to new positions, face new challenges and improve their work remunerations. We have identified the 10 reasons that prevent a worker from getting the most out of it.
1. Fear of failure
The anguish of assuming new functions, tasks and jobs is a sensation that is often linked to challenges. However, it is only through them that a person can improve their skills and move in and out of the company.
2. Professional stagnation
Asking for advice without ever taking action prevents things from happening. Therefore, we must promote change, little by little introducing small changes in the way we work, the approach we adopt, the attitude with which we undertake and the way in which we act, in order to take ever greater steps.
3. Lack of objectives
In the same way that it is important to face a challenge, we must know with what objective that new task or position is assumed. The employee must understand in which direction he wants to direct his professional life so that this frustration has a real basis that he can change later.
4. Give up
Not carving something does not imply not being qualified for other functions. It involves a process of discovery of that person as a professional and involves another of learning and development that is not learned in the University.
5. Lack of a support network
Everyone at some point needs others to advance their careers. Whether they are mentors, leaders or colleagues, workers can learn a lot from the strengths of other people, whose joint work can drive projects towards better results.
6. Negative Approach
Negativity is a mental barrier that some people impose, mainly due to a lack of self-esteem and as a consequence of fear of the unknown. However, seeing and facing situations from an optimistic perspective allows a mental opening towards solutions and new ideas, as well as reverting to an improvement in self-confidence.
7. The ineffectiveness of the perfect
Being a perfectionist often stands out as a virtue; however, it is about nonconformists who always believe that something can be better than it is, and it may be true. However, in the business world times are shortened and, sometimes, quality is better versus quantity and efficiency versus perfection.
8. Irrational approaches
Excuses are not suitable for traveling companions. One should look for solid arguments to support their decisions, even if they are guided by intuition, but you should never give cover to speculations and excuses.
9. Excessive validation of decisions
Indecision is not a trait that is linked to born leaders. One must be sure of his opinions and make the decisions that he considers based on his experience or, at least, through the comparison of several opinions, among them, his own.
10. Linear work
The professional stagnation is also due to accommodation in the position that develops. Creativity and value are two elements that make people essential and, besides, are those that allow making failure a professional opportunity.