How The Way You Perceive Yourself Helps You Succeed

How The Way You Perceive Yourself Helps You Succeed
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  • Ali Al-Aradi

    HRD Lecturer & Writer

The human resources department is tasked to provide your organization with structure and the ability to meet business needs through managing your company’s employees. It is their role to ensure that the organization as a whole can work together effectively and efficiently. From recruitment, to safety, benefits and compensation, to training and development–their role is undeniably important.

As employees are a company’s most valuable assets, human resource programs targeted at promoting a healthy self-concept can be very helpful in creating a positive work culture, where efficiency and good working relations across all departments are at the helm.

Self-concept is your perception of who you are and what you can handle. It can affect all aspects of your life, especially in your career, where it might revolve around your work identity and whatever you believe you’re capable of doing.

A positive self-concept means you believe you’re capable of rising to whatever challenges that come your way. You have a strong sense of identity and believe you make valuable contributions to your field. You are aware that you have the knowledge, talent and potential necessary for success.

A negative self-concept, on the other hand, means you are pessimistic about your potential and you don’t identify with your work. If you have an unsteady opinion of yourself, you will find life’s challenges overwhelming and at times, insurmountable.

Our life experience defines our sense of self. The way we perceive ourself has a direct impact on how we perform our duties, how we manage our relationships and our overall success.

Z. Hereford mentions in his article, “If you see yourself in a positive and healthy light, your life experiences will be positive and healthy. It doesn’t mean, of course, that your life will be free of challenges and adversity, just that you will have a healthier approach to dealing with them.”

Here are a few tips to build a healthy self-perception that can help you succeed:

  1. Examine yourself realistically.We all have an opinion of ourselves. Do not be overly critical nor too positive. Be realistic in your abilities or lack thereof. Know that it is okay not to be good at everything. There is always room for self-improvement.
  2. Don’t be afraid to take risks.No one succeeds without being rejected. The road to success is paved with obstacles. Understand that taking calculated risks increases the chances of success.
  3. Mistakes are not failures.The most successful people feel a sense of accomplishment even if they fail or make mistakes. They view mistakes as opportunities to improve themselves.
  4. Your environment affects your success.You are more affected by our environment than you think. You might not realize it, but your environment has the biggest impact on how you develop habits and reach success.
    There is a lot of truth in the words of Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” You each become each other’s motivator. You will each influence each other and bring out the best in one another to achieve your success.”

There is no easy ticket to success. All forms of success begins from within one’s self. The very first step towards YOUR success is to believe that you can achieve this for yourself. You attract positivism by becoming positive.

When you handle issues and problems with a positive attitude, you are able to make more sound decisions. You create a workable environment that allows for better communication among and within your team.

Surround yourself with people who can become effective motivators. Believe in yourself and find friends who believe in you too. These positive energies will reflect in the kind of work output you deliver. After all, there is nothing more productive and fun than working with people with like minds.

As with everything else, achieving your goals comes with a lot of hard work and sacrifice. It is all part of life to go through the many challenges we are faced with. Understand that these challenges are not meant to break you. These are merely opportunities to help you succeed while you grow and become a better version of yourself in the process.

For more information and advice, setup your consultation with one of our training and development experts at We at the Victory Training and Development Institute specialize in providing internationally accredited learning and development solutions to individuals and organizations in the Middle East. We’d be happy to help.

Ali Al-Aradi
HRD Lecturer & Writer






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