Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
One key criteria employers look for in their employee is to be independent.
Someone who is self motivated. Motivated to do tasks that are aligned between the company’s goals and the employee’s career path.
Someone who is a self starter. Instead of waiting passively for instructions, one would look out for things to improve upon. A process is not set in stone. It is not permanent. A process is ever changing – with the rapid development of technology and constant competition.
There are plenty of self starters in my company. And it amazes me every single time. They are able to think through and come out with improvement process.
This is a useful skill. And the best place to learn it is when you are still climbing the career ladder.
Think about it. If you do not harness the skill to think proactively, how do you set the strategy for the company when you are promoted to senior management?
Even if you are not promoted to senior management, being proactive means you are making use of your time wisely. You are not waiting for things to happen. You go all out to make things happen.
And I believe, you won’t dread the Monday blues if you are a self starter.
How do you instill this habits in your working life? Think about it.