Are You Learning From Your Experiences?
The definition of insanity is doing the same old things over and over and expecting a different result! the secret behind long-term career success is learning from your past and using that knowledge to your advantage in the future. Many executives who find themselves in transition can become tentative because of what has happened to them in the past. they often shoot for lesser positions or downplay their successes for fear they will find themselves back in this same vulnerable position. Worse yet, they learn nothing from their past and find themselves struggling over and over. the key to success is to know that you can learn and grow from every career experience whether it was good or bad. Make detailed notes of what you will do differently next time and apply that learning immediately. experience is a gift. It’s only bad if you ignore it or give it too much attention. When you are interviewing let the interviewer know what you have learned from your experiences, especially mistakes and how you have changed because of them. Self-awareness is very important and your candor will increase the credibility of your responses. Most executives never even consider drawing on lessons from their youth. the truth is, there are many good lessons discovered in early years so take time for reflection and give your past the attention it deserves.
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