As an achiever, I tend to focus on the end-result more than the process. It didn’t matter to me to have a structured way of doing things. What’s important to me is that I deliver excellent work on-time. This probably worked for me as an individual contributor; but not as a manager.
Becoming a manager at age 24 was a dream come true for me. I’ve been praying and preparing for it for a couple of years so it was a big moment for me when I was finally given the opportunity. It opened a lot of doors for me to grow and develop both personally and professionally; but it was more challenging than I imagined.
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.” - Steven Furtick
It's a very human experience to feel troubled, especially in times of uncertainty. Six years ago, I was a senior high school student going through a very difficult time in my life. I was worried about my future, particularly where I am going to end up in college.
There are 2 types of people on social media: those who spend most of their time checking other people's lives and those who are busy creating and sharing their own art. Which side are you in?
This year 2015 was full of surprises, new beginnings, relationships, and opportunities. It made me realise that I could potentially do more, be more, and give more for the benefit of others and of the world.
Ever heard of the phrase, "What got you here won't get you there"? It's actually found in most strategy articles and books. It suggests the idea that if you want to be successful, you have to adjust and fine-tune your actions according to your goal.