Behind every one’s action lies something called perception. Yes, our perception always matters. Over the past few weeks I’ve realized that most of the time we get judge people based on the very first few minutes that we meet someone, its also the perception that every one creates on a person.
This is the same thing that happens when someone new joins the organization. A new recruit is always seen as someone so odd in a crowd. Every single perception that those who were already part of the team earlier develops on the new person determines the stay of the new person. At times, one may feel that they are trapped in a box with so many eyes focusing on them.
However your identification and reputation is built by you , it is really important for others to make or at least come close to the image that you want to create. At a lot of times, we fail to understand the threshold between linking personal opinion with professional opinion. As long as you keep taking advise from people you would only be seen as someone who is in need of help.
This had happened to me once, in a mode of correcting myself i did a grave mistake to seeking advises from a lot of people who absolutely made no sense. All i could understand from the conversation is the level of their negative perception which turned out to be the straight opposite of what i really do. I then felt the utmost stupidity that came out of it, as all their advises were not encouraging me to move forward. All it really did was only make myself question myself on every single image that i created. You may get a question of why hadn’t i taken the feedback constructive. Truth is, none of them were.
Well, that is typically what happens when you raise your bars up. Maybe, i had thought too much about myself or that i have made myself a fool by creating an illusion about my image. Unfortunately, playing smart with your image is very important in a few platforms. Does it mean that you do not have to be honest – well, a big no, but there is a way to approach a negative image. Lets discuss, in our next post.