We live in a fast changing environment. Life-long learning is necessary.
There are many ways you can develop yourself. You can read books, watch educational programs, attend workshops, or learn on the job. Take every opportunity you can to master the skill you have identified.
If you feel a bit apprehensive at the beginning, you are on the right track. It means that you are doing things outside your comfort zone. Keep doing them. Welcome the feeling of “the knot in your stomach” when you try things for the first time. Expect to make mistakes when you are learning and learn from these mistakes. If you don’t make any, it means that you don’t try hard enough.
The bottom line: Identify the area you want to develop and go for it. Learn to be comfortable out of you comfort zone.
Korina Karampela is the founder of b4iapply, author of 2 books, coach and speaker. She has been working as senior pharmaceutical executive for 14 years and has an MBA from MIT Sloan. Her blog b4iapply is recommended by The Guardian for professional development.