Not a few new jobbers see a career as an achievement when quite the opposite. The goal of a career is self-development so that one day it can have a new ability to be able to contribute to community life. With this mindset you will eventually not become a deadwood.
Sometimes a person is not aware when the effectiveness of his work decreases until finally stagnant. Maybe you new workers have not felt this way because you are still overwhelmed with the happiness of being a worker. But what about the next two or three years, is it still the same.
The majority of the causes of the lack of self-development of workers are too comfortable in their positions. This then gives rise to the thought of a comfort zone where their lives revolve around the work. Eventually they will be too accepting of the circumstances and reluctant to look for new challenges.
Such a thing is still not widely recognized by workers so it still considers career goals is an achievement. When successfully getting a career they already consider it the finish line in self-development. There is still a lot that can be done to develop other skills.
Keeping Your Mind From Getting Tired of Trying New Things
It is not uncommon when career goals are to find comfort in life, receive enough salary, and finally get married will make a person feel comfortable. Comfort in this 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 when entering a comfort zone, whether taking risks to develop yourself will be chosen. There may be some people who want to get out of the zone but most don’t.
In the book entitled leisure: the basis of culture by Josef Pieper when someone reaches a comfort zone, few of them will want to go out to take risks. With this comfort zone, a person is more susceptible to lazy disease and reduces his own potential.
It also depends on a person’s view of the meaning of one’s own risk. Not a few of them who interpret risk means that it has a great potential to fail. Too afraid of this risk will make the mindset of career goals is as a means of obtaining comfort in life.
Indeed, human instinct is born to seek comfort by making various innovations in his life. But what if in modern times humans have gained all the comfort needed. Of course, the passion to move and innovate will be less and less.
Career Goals Are A Self-Development, What It Means
In general, the method of career selection by Indonesian youth is to see what basic abilities they have. If a person previously studied in the field of languages then surely the selection of his career is not far from the world. This is related to the application to the theory that has been studied.
They try to apply what has been learned while studying into the world of work. Prove whether what they receive during learning can be applied directly or not. Because very little can be applied in the field, they get new knowledge.
From this still consistent career goal is to develop oneself, then what if there is no new science. Feel comfortable because the job is perfect and finally lack the motivation to try something. This is the cause of the many deadwoods in Indonesia that only live in a company.
The comfort obtained by a person is certainly contagious to other workers. So without realizing the effect of this comfort zone will cause an unproductive work atmosphere. Efficient may be yes but getting new productivity will be very rare.
This means that in living a career one should not feel tired to suppress his own abilities. As likened to the bodybuilders without increasing the weight of exercise, the muscles will not appear. After one load is successfully lifted then they immediately have another target to achieve.
By having such a mindset, the goal of a career is as a self-development rather than a finish line. Why should it continue to evolve because the world does not stop at that point alone and continues to evolve dynamically over time.
This dynamic of life will not just stop when you do not change the way you live your life. One day, you will be too comfortable in your life to be left behind. There will be no easy shortcut to beat the rigors of life other than struggling to continue to develop yourself.
Idealism in Developing a Career Must Be Balanced Rationality of Thinking
Developing oneself must be accompanied by rationality in thinking, one may have the ambition to achieve certain things but still have to look at various factors. Maybe when you are still a new worker the motivation to pursue something high is natural.
But whether the ambition is realistic, think 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 necessarily everyone can learn the science of marketing 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 arises because many successful young entrepreneurs out there. But have you thought about how their life journey achieved this success?
What background and capital do they have so that they can be successful. Of course, not a few people see this struggle. It must be recognized that indonesian people always see the final result without taking into account how the struggle of successful figures.
So when you want to follow your ambitions, you have to realize how you are capable. If you are not able to then make preparations to achieve this. Starting from seeking capital to science, everything must be done so that ideals can be realized. Without this rationality you will eventually fall into the hole of laziness.
How to Develop Yourself so as not to get trapped in the 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 history of a certain figure who wants to be used as a reference. Finding a figure that is used as a reference will certainly make it easier for yourself to do something.
Without a figure who is used as a role model, a person will find it difficult to find motivation in developing themselves. As a concrete example, there is no way you want to be a successful person if you have never seen someone who succeeded before.
Indeed, it is very trivial, there are even people who find their motivation from a hatred of a figure. The feeling of wanting to beat the character can be a trigger for enthusiasm. It sounds cliché but this is the fact on the ground that is happening right now.
The comfort zone will not apply when a motivation to develop yourself is successfully triggered. You want or will not continue to push your abilities to unreasonable limits. So multiply literacy to know more figures that you want to follow.
Never be afraid to try to get out of your comfort zone. Risk is not an enemy that must be avoided so that you are safe from it. Precisely risk can be used as a stepping stone to achieve success. Do not have the mindset that career goals are the end line of self-development.