Are you competent enough? You’re so incompetent! This single statement shatters all your confidence and takes you back to the scratch. When you move in the professional world you have to face a lot of harsh facts. Bitter or sweet, but competence is crucial to workplace prosperity. You have to be competent enough to stand out. Jobs in Pakistan are not always pastry in the plate. At times you have to be efficient to get a certain job or post.

Here are few quick tips to enhance your competency and make yourself confident.

Breakthrough your Bubble

Always sign up for the projects that you think are out of your comfort zone but match your interests. These kind of projects will help you to overcome your fears and explore your hidden talent of coping with unusual situations.

Define your vision

Make your mind about your goals and be very specific about them. If you know your expertise in certain field, try to excel in that very field so that whenever you get a chance, you can actually own up your work rather than taking others help. That’s how you are going to be the master of your trade.

Do what you love or Love what you do

Do something you are really passionate about and not anything you just do for the sake of bread earning. Don’t force yourself into something that you are not made for. Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., president of the Hendricks Institute, recommends focusing activities on your “Zone of Genius.” In his book The Big Leap, he explains, “The things you most love to do reflect your unique abilities. When you are doing what you are really meant to be doing, you don’t generate self-doubt.”

Dodge self-doubt

We all face indecision and uncertainty at some point in our lives which is totally fine but make sure that you’re not diving into self-pity. Be well aware of your weaknesses and work on them. Don’t let anybody else mention your flaws for you, do it yourself and fight your inabilities.

Be your own competition

You grow every day. Be clear about what you were yesterday and what you want to be in the future. Make your own-self your competition. You merely need to be a better version of yourself. You don’t have to be like someone else. Just focus on your abilities and work on them.

Confidence is the key

Confidence is the mainspring. You have to believe in yourself so that others can believe in you as well. You don’t have to make yourself a superhero for that obviously. There will be arduous months and exhausting days of hard work, failure and awkward situations before you achieve the right amount of confidence necessary for a competent career development.

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