Everything Worthwhile Takes a Long Time
“The longest way round is the shortest way home.” The meaning that line holds for Tom is that:“Everything worthwhile takes a long time.” That quote has been his mantra throughout his WorkLife.
In this story you will learn how Tom’s mantra got him through the tough times in his WorkLife.
An excerpt from Tom’s story:
“He would tell himself that every dream he ever had about who he could be would be possible if he wanted it badly enough. And if he wanted it badly enough, he needed to work as if his whole WorkLife depended on it because it did. And then it would be. And it was to be. And so, even though every single one of those rejections hurt like hell, he somehow knew he needed to go through them to get to where he wanted and needed to be in his WorkLife. He also knew he needed to be open to discoveries along the way.”
Tom’s character traits that helped him to navigate through the struggles and successes he experienced in his WorkLife include that he is:
Tom also demonstrates his ability to ask himself insightful questions and to give himself effective feedback through his powers of self-awareness and observation.
These character traits can also sometimes be described as personal attributes, attitudes or soft skills.
They are in fact, real skills. These are the skills that determine how far we’ll go and how it will feel to work and interact with us as we move forward in our WorkLives.
The great news is that we can improve, amplify and refine these important skills.
Tom’s story is a testament to that.
In this lesson’s WorkLife Learning Assignment, you will learn to Develop the Art of Insightful Questions and Effective Feedback to fine-tune your powers of self-awareness and observation.
In this lesson’s Continuous WorkLife Learning Assignment, you will first identify your personal character traits. You will then learn how to apply the 4 Steps to Improve, Simplify and Refine Your Personal Character Traits as You Move Forward in Your WorkLife.
This is one of the stories that I developed further to be part of the WorkLife Lessons Series:
Each story in this series has been crafted to help you develop WorkLife personal and professional skills by self-directing your learning through short lessons designed to help you maintain a learning lifestyle.
These lessons have a strong focus on soft skills, which are sometimes described as personal attributes, attitudes or character traits. The great news is that we can improve, amplify and refine these important skills. The skills that actually determine how far we’ll go and how it will feel to work with us as we move forward.
The principle that instils the inspiration for my work comes from my belief that stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.
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