How do you navigate barriers?
Posted by Meg Bear on March 25, 2009
I’ve decided that one of the public services I must do with this blog is to tell you guys the truth. Not the we hold these truths to be self-evident kind, but the career-impacting truths, that most will not say out loud.
Here is one of those hard truths: there are two kinds of people in my professional world, those who get stuck by barriers and those who find a way through. It really is that simple. In fact, it’s so simple that I’ve begun to wonder more about why.
Of course, I don’t wonder about why I see the world that way. My job is to get stuff done. If you are able to get through barriers you are able to get more stuff done and thus my life is easy. I like easy.
What I wonder about is you. What makes it possible for you to get through barriers when others cannot? (See what I did? I just gave you credit for being a make-it-through person. As a reader of TalentedApps, of course you are on the plus side of this equation).
Did you learn this from your family? Were you born with it? Can others learn it to? Frankly, I’m not sure. What I do know is that the right mix of persistence and confidence is a winning combination.
If you are a person who finds a way through barriers, odds are your manager is noticing. The more barriers you surmount, the more opportunities you are going to have, and that, in turn, will lead to more successes.
Something to think about.