If you want to have an amazing career in tech, you need to be able to 'sell' yourself. People all have one thing in common: They have taken the time to sit down and create a clear blueprint for themselves and their future lives. Even if a bit of scepticism creeps into the goal setting and personal strategic planning, as is natural, every one of them has become a true believer once they witness the results.
The following 4 tips will get you headed in the right direction
Become a believer
The power of goal setting and strategic planning brings about incredible results. People who take the time to plan have accomplished far more than they ever believed possible. They attribute their success to the deliberate process of thinking through every aspect of their work and their lives and then developing a detailed, written road map to get them to where they want to go.
Define Your Idea Of Happiness
Happiness is the progressive achievement of a worthy ideal or goal. When you are working progressively, step-by-step toward something important to you, you generate a constant feeling of success and achievement within yourself. You feel more positive and motivated. You feel happier and more fulfilled, and in control of your own life. Soon, develop the psychological momentum that enables you to overcome obstacles and plough through adversity as you move toward achieving the most important goals to you.
Determine Your Values
Personal strategic planning begins with your values — what you believe in and stand for. Your values lie at the core of everything you are as a human being. They are the unifying principles and core beliefs of your personality and character. The virtues and qualities you stand for constitute the person you have become from the beginning of your life. Be honest with yourself, and if you don’t like what you see, now is the time to clarify your true values and commit yourself to live consistent with them.
Build Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Values clarification is the 1st step in building self-confidence, self-esteem, and personal character. When you take the time to think through your fundamental values and then commit yourself to live your life according to them, you feel a surge of mental strength and wellbeing. You feel stronger and more capable. You feel more centred in the universe and more competent in accomplishing the goals you set for yourself.
Start today by deciding what will make you truly happy. Then organise your life around it. Write down your goals and make plans to achieve them. Begin with your values by deciding what you stand for and believe in, and commit yourself to live consistent with your innermost convictions.