person holding compass

A colleague of mine was excellent in MS excel ,and I , a newbie in the big corporate world awestruck and trying hard to find my ground .

In a reward ceremony each one of us were asked to give feedback about him for what he had won.I gave an excellent feedback .which was nothing but a pack of lies .

My feedback was my way of seeking acceptance from the crowd, I wanted them to like me,approve me and accept me.

In reality I had a real bad experience with him ,when he curtly refused to help me ,and even looked down on me as someone lacking in any knowledge of the skills he had.

I accepted the rude behavior ,considering it to be his right ,an entitlement!

It took many years,for me, to understand that it I was way too ahead of him in almost all spheres ,including the talent and skills he once looked down upon me.

When I recall this episode 3 years ago, I made a note in my journal which goes like this

This experience taught me , that I craved for acceptance and being in good books of others ,without any idea why I wanted this, Why I was a seeking acceptance at the cost of my values ….

Mehnaz Amjad

Personal growth begins from being self aware ,and self awareness does not come easy.

Question for the reader

Where are you in your Personal Growth journey ?

How well do you think you are aware of your own “Self”?

c)Mehnaz Amjad 2020

About the Author : Mehnaz Amjad  is a certified Life Coach,Founder of Guide & Advice which offers Life Coaching services to both individuals and organizations. Online : LinkedIn

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