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How To Identify the Right Opportunities to Grow Yourself

How To Identify the Right Opportunities to Grow Yourself
A Timeless Lesson from Ancient Roman Culture The world is filled with opportunities. People are constantly discovering ways to do meaningful work and new fields to work in. According to reports, 65% of children in primary schools today will end up working in jobs that don't currently exist.


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The Concept of Opportunity

The Concept of Opportunity
  • We all want to have great opportunities and think that they will come to us in a planned, direct and transparent way.
  • There exist countless opportunities in this world, but they have to be sought, discovered, and uncovered. 

As an increasing number of people are competing for the same resources, new opportunities are to be searched, like a treasure hunt.




A Meaningless Life

A Meaningless Life

We all are educated and brought up to eventually fight over conventional roles and definitions in our work and home life.

This competition to grab our share of the limited resources in this world is making life an endless pursuit to nowhere.



Change in Perspective

Change in Perspective

People who are into new kinds of opportunities are more engaged and dedicated to their work, leading to a better rate of success.

New and unexplored opportunities can be discovered by changing our perspective.



Our Work Matters

Our Work Matters

Finding new opportunities lies in our working style:

  • Having a positive, connecting and humble attitude.
  • Helping people declutter tasks, easing out any conflicts,  and clearing obstacles.
  • Doing hard work, yet remaining humble.
  • Making seniors notice you by your work, not your words.
  • Becoming a proactive person who gets things done.
  • Staying a learner.



Helping Others

Helping Others

Find new opportunities in your workplace by:

  1. Coming up with new ideas and sharing them with management.
  2. Introducing and connecting people.
  3. Finding inefficiencies in systems and ways to rectify them.
  4. Working and giving away your ideas selflessly.
  5. Volunteering to do things that others don't or can't do.



Tough Advice

Tough Advice

Tough things you may have to do to find new opportunities:

  • You have to be ok with others stealing your credit.
  • Start considering any mistake as an opportunity.
  • Not to be a sycophant.
  • Not to feel demeaned by your work, and adding creativity to whatever your job is.
  • Get out of your comfort zone permanently.




Getting an early start

Getting an early start

Plan your morning the night before and stick to your plan. 
If a new task comes in that isn’t 100% urgent, designate a time that you’ll work on it uninterrupted or try to delegate the probl...

Deciding where to work

  • If you know you’re more likely to work from home, invest in comfortable furniture; you feel good it will inspire you to get work done.
  • If you want to join a local co-working space but are intimidated by the price point, ask about smaller memberships to start.

Prioritizing tasks

Don’t let your skepticism about productivity hacks get in the way of finding a technique that suits you and helps you get things done.
If you’re still having a hard time identifying priorities, try working backward by identifying work that’s definitely not a priority. Eliminate those items and assess what’s left.

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When good habits break down

When good habits break down

It is easy to accumulate stuff, like unfiled papers and half-read books or unfinished projects. If left unattended, they can pile up and can spiral out of control. At some point, you can get fed up...

Clearing the mental desktop

There is a way to re-organize your unresolved thoughts and separate the important from the messy mental pile. In the quiet of the day, you sit down with a pencil and paper and ask yourself three questions.

  • What am I anxious about?
  • What am I upset about, and with whom?
  • What am I currently feeling excited or ambitious about?

Fragments provide clues

When you ask what you're anxious about, you may not have a clear answer. You may have fragments of responses that may not make much sense by itself. For example, "I am anxious about floorboards. Book mess."

Record these answers as they will give a hint about the main sore points in the back of your mind.