Hiring is not a destination; it is a journey
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson
Success is a relative term that means different for different people. However, the rulebook of success remains same irrespective of the varied intents and goals of people.
Destination vs Journey
Career is a destination for many professionals. They want to become successful either by getting recognition in their field or by attaining a particular role or by achieving a specific position within the organisation. Moreover, the professionals who take their career as a journey tend to build their professional repertoire by experiencing work from a variety of views.
Task-Oriented vs Result-Oriented
“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.”- Robert Collier
Generally, we focus only on the big picture while we forget that small dots that join together leads to a bigger picture. Result-Oriented pivots only around the final result whereas Task-Oriented embrace the journey. The drawback of result-oriented approach is the rush that we do while reaching the destination. In this rush, we might miss the milestones or warning signs that are crucial factors while determining the success.
The task-oriented approach is very useful in growing organically through applying yourself to each task and acquiring new skills and knowledge. With this approach, you can make every success and failure as another milestone. You can discover how far you have come and how much more you need to learn in order to achieve better career position.
However, in result-oriented approach, there is a possibility that you get lost in the big picture. It is believed that constantly thinking about our goals can overawe us. Concentrating more and more on dreams and goals can make your work less enjoyable as this mental framework doesn’t adapt to failure well.