What is the most valuable thing that I learned in psychology and what would I recommend to anyone?
“In this profession, one has to develop all the time.”
I heard the above sentence at the beginning of my studies in 2000. Over the years of working in helping to find jobs, orders, and clients, I have noticed that a similar attitude could also help people from other industries or professions.
It happens that we treat our profession as given and unchanged for life. Yet even our own expectations of work are changing. It is natural that over time we want to have more money, a promotion or less tedious duties.
Similarly, in each professional role, new trends and requirements emerge over time. Certain professions even go out of date, new roles are created, and we can create jobs for ourselves through modern activity.
Unfortunately, too often I see that we only start developing when we have a painful contact with the market (eg we are laid off and we are not successful in finding a job). Only that it is harder to focus on developmental action when we are under pressure to pay the bills. Under the influence of stress, we often choose the first better works, although it does not always help us. The circle closes, and it rolls and goes “not oiled” until it happens that we end up out of the market for even longer.
On the other hand, thanks to our constant focus on development, we keep our finger on the pulse, we are constantly developing, which translates into a better position in the labor market or in business, gives us a field to gain new jobs, gives us scope negotiable.
What does it mean that we have to develop all the time?
During my first studies, we were also told that we must constantly observe the world, the surroundings, listen and listen to people, even read advertisements on poles, analyze and draw conclusions, and train. All this to spot new trends, behaviors, challenges and develop tailored solutions on an ongoing basis.
To this, I would add… the necessity to set new independent professional goals. Annual, quarterly, etc…
And of course, following them. But not only in theory. Only actually undertaking the application of what you want to explore in your life. So getting…
… this practice,
… this developmental order or client,
… experience of working with greater challenges.
Not waiting for an opportunity, but creating it.
Not only developing in theory but in practice.
Without it, it may turn out that you live under the illusion that you think you are developing, and if you do what you dream about professionally, it may turn out in practice that you have too little knowledge. Or you can’t sell it and you have to learn it.
I know it’s easy to say, but if it wasn’t for this attitude and acting in accordance with it, I probably wouldn’t have had the courage to appear 8 times a month in a row on national television as an expert on another topic.
And I wouldn’t have the courage to finally start helping others come up with ideas for a business, not just getting a full-time job.