Welcome to Zhishang Word of the Week. My word this week is, Self-awareness, or ziwo renzhi.Actually, from my many years of observing and meeting people who achieve highly successful careers, I’d say this is the biggest reason why. They have strong self-awareness.
Because everything you do and how successful you’ll become at it begins with a good understanding of both yourself and the situations you pursue and are in. Or put simply, before you can do something well you need to understand it well.
So regarding your self-awareness of yourself, a poor sense of what you really enjoy or the kind of success you want to achieve means it’ll be difficult for you to identify the right career direction and job situations for yourself. But good self-awareness of these will help you make better job choices and career decisions that fit you.
For your self-awareness of the situations you’re a part of, a good sense of key success factors, what defines outstanding performance, and how to capture better opportunities will allow you to better attain the success you seek. A poor understanding of these and you’re not likely to get what you want in your career.
And that’s why self-awareness matters so much. Invest in developing yours so you can join good fit opportunities and then perform well once you’re in them. That’s my Zhishang Word of the Week.