We’ve come far enough into 2011 that the start of the new year is finding a lot of talent steadfastly pursuing the goals that were set a few weeks ago. Pat yourself on the back for your hard work.
More than likely your goals are concrete aspirations pertaining to your line of talent work within entertainment. Often, a goal never set is the biggest challenge of all. In this case, I’m talking about the safety of our mental and emotional life. Most talent look at their accomplishments as having never been enough. Some talent can only focus on the goals that haven’t been achieved (despite the reason). Others are constantly patting themselves on the back for how hard they worked and telling others all of their recent growth and success. The common ground for all of these personality types, though, is comparison. Our competitive nature in a subjective industry asks us how we match up next to the Jones’.
An article currently published in Psychology Today does a deep analysis on our human need and the reasons behind it. It also takes the time to help us learn to compare our growth in a more effective way; hence, avoiding the Jones’ altogether when thinking about ourselves. In the next few blogs, I want to break down the article and help you make it personally beneficial.
Getting your career off to a great start in the new year is partially achieved through working on the craft, but it is also met by working on ourselves. Growth as an individual can only give you more skills to add to your toolbox, after all! When you looked back to assess last year’s accomplishments and growth, how did you rate your success as a talent?