It’s a falsehood to assume that once you’ve done enough training, you’re set for life. The reality of the matter is training is never completed only continued. Those that refuse to learn anything more once they’ve graduated to what they perceive as the final level become stagnant and eventually fade away. However, careers don’t ever have to go quietly into the night so long as you’re always learning and working and perfecting your art.
Weakness to Strength
Strengthening your weaknesses is the greatest side effect of bolstering your natural strengths. After all, weaknesses are what hold you back so by improving, you naturally get better at things that would otherwise stall your career. In time, those weaknesses become negligible to a point that they aren’t even a concern. You’ll eventually reach a point where people will ask if there’s anything you can’t do.
Complacency to Contentment
The biggest detriment to any career is stagnation. We, as humans, were designed to be curious. We thrive in environments where we are challenged and given new tasks to learn. However, it takes a high personal drive to seek out those that challenge us further. There are many that fall into a rut because they reach a level they’re comfortable and refuse to advance but, as they say, ships weren’t built to sit in the safety of the harbor.
Doubt to Confidence
Nothing breeds fear more than a lack of understanding. By asking more and more questions, you uncover more and more information that builds not only your confidence but also your ability to perform on command—an essential skill that translates well in every situation. The more tasks you can perform at an above-average level, the more opportunities you have to choose from.