How do you define yourself? How well do you appreciate your capabilities and gifts? Jidaw urges that you please identity yourself. Having the right definition of who you are is essential to make impact in your chosen field.
Your flair for programming is impressive but you can’t be well grounded for unbounded progress without being self aware and informed. Jidaw asks: Who are you? Don’t be a stranger to yourself, to your abilities, talents and vision.
Good programming skills, impressive software development abilities but is the foundation solid if deep down, there is an attitude of “just do the little you can do. Who are you to confront the status quo?” During Jidaw’s career programs we caution attendees that poor definition of self, denying your vision breeds mediocrity. You have the ability to be an incredible mobile application developer yet you play safe by sticking to playing online games and downloading the latest applications.
Without the right definition of self, we turn down opportunities to dare and rise to challenges. Succumbing to fear robs you of your promise. How solid is the ground we stand on when doubts rule over us? Check out the scenario: self definition is weak, fear takes over and we take cover.
You have the job, the certifications, good work environment, but you need to stop fighting against yourself. Are you defeating yourself even before you start? At Jidaw we urge students not to put themselves continually at a disadvantage. Nothing is as defeatist as:”I’m too small to make a difference.
My efforts won’t matter? Why even try?” You should be changing the network infrastructure landscape but yet you allow “Stinkin’ thinkin’” to hold you down. Too much nonsense! I come in peace, but if you don’t believe in yourself why should others believe in you? IT is a progressive discipline critical for shaping the future, but if you don’t think you can change tomorrow today, why should others partner with you in creating the future?
Too many people in IT limit themselves because they don’t believe they can push forward doing what they have interests for, they allow fear to take control, some think the necessary skills are beyond them, while others are under pressure at work or at home, or from peers to take “popular” paths. The foundation quakes when fear and negative self definition brings out the spoon feeding mentality. Jidaw urges you to disown the wrong identity, give yourself the right passport.
HAVE YOUR SAY: How important is self worth to you? Who defines your value? Please share your comments, thoughts and opinions.
Innovation and Development Advisor, ICT at Jidaw
ICT Development Advisory Support and Consulting