Why ‘trying’ is crucial to your career success:
1) When starting out in your career, you don’t have a whole host of experience to fall back on to show your ‘worth’. But having the right attitude, enthusiasm and energy, will get you noticed. Brilliant! The ‘bad’ news is that means applying that energy to things you may not be overly familiar with, otherwise you’re just staying skill. And this will absolutely get you noticed in all the right ways, even if you feel like things don’t actually go according to plan.
2) If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get the same results. And that means if you try something new, you might just find a whole bundle of creative and imaginative ways to get things done. And anything that breads innovation into you company, will help your career.
3) And that innovative approach will help you problem solve. Whether you’re solving a pre-existing problem or one you’ve created through your approach to trying something new. Because here is the thing. When you try, it doesn’t always works out. Maybe your brilliant way of running a project means it actually takes longer. Maybe you stammer and stutter your way through that presentation. But this isn’t school, you’re not trying to give the prefect answer to ace that exam. Trying new things means either a great result or a chance to grow. Sometimes we win, sometimes we learn. And as long as you are learning, you’re making progress and figuring out how to do it better the next time. Better than how you did it before. Because when you’re not afraid to fail, all the challenges go away as you find that everything in figureoutable.