Intro: People who think continuously in the direction of their own strength are bound to prosper. Even destiny bows in front of them.
The concept of thinking is very old. It is as old as human age. Man has risen from Stone Age to Modern Age only because of thinking. It means growth of human being is the result of thinking process. Thinking is a continuous activity. The condition is that it should be in a right direction. Now the question arises what you should actually think. The answer for the same is as follows: –
1) Think about your favorite activities: What do you love to do in your free time? Try to brainstorm 5-8 activities. Identify the activities that you truly enjoy.
2) Think about the skills that come naturally to you: What are the skills that come to you without thought and effort? What are some of the things you are “natural” at? Brainstorm 3-5 of these skills.
3) Think about your favourite classes and subjects: Looking back through your school years, what were the classes—or specific subjects—that you enjoyed the most—that inspired you to learn more? Make a list of your favourite classes and subjects and look for some themes.
4) Think about your dream jobs and careers: If you could do any job in your life, what would you choose? You may have done this exercise in elementary school, but it's time to do it again. Write down at least five careers that you think you would enjoy.
5) Think about discovering the types of things that energise you: What types of things energise you? Think about people, places, and activities. Try to develop 3-5 examples.
6) Think about examining your lifelong interests: Examine the past 5 or 10 years for activities, subjects, or causes that you have been deeply involved in at a personal level. Record your list of interests — and then look for themes and connections.
7) Think about areas where you are already perceived as an expert: What are a couple of areas where your friends and family see you as an expert? Are you the person in your family whom everyone finds when they are having a problem with their computers?
8) Think about the values you most cherish: What are the values you hold dear and that help guide how you live your life? Make a list of them. This one may be the toughest for you to tackle, but think about the core values and principles with which you live your life.
9) Think about the subject areas you most enjoy reading about: When you are in a bookstore or the library, what are the subjects of the types of books and magazines that you are drawn to? Develop a list of your favorite topics.
10) Think about discovering the best types of work environment for your personality: What type of work environment fits you best—the fast-paced, always changing, or the slow-paced, predictable?
11) Think about examining the major and prospective career paths taken by your friends: Make a list of the careers that your closest friends work in (or plan to work in). See anything that really grabs your interest? Please note that this examination is not about copying what your friends are doing, but rather, because friendships are formed around common interests and bonds, examining their plans may provide some insight into your interests.
Finally, it's about putting together all your self-discovery results.
- Gather your assessments, preliminary research, and answers to the questions and see if you can find a couple of obvious themes running through them.
- Make a final list of potential jobs and career paths.
- Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a life of fulfillment and passion.
- You should always find time to discover the right career for yourself—the career that will fulfill your career passions and lead to a life of happiness and fulfillment.
- Look deeply inside yourself and remove all obstacles (real and perceived), and you will be on your way in your journey for finding your career passion, achieving career success, and living your life.
Overall thinking a lot and assessing them what you thought about, in which direction they were and finally putting together for own self development and growth, is the need of the hour. Those people who think continuously in a direction of their own strength, they are bound to prosper. Even their destiny bows in front of such people. Thus go with this unique and intangible concept of think and grow rather than living a stagnant life.
Dr Devender Kawday (The writer is the Assistant Professor of Commerce in GS College, Nagpur)