Achievements are overstated and Potential is overrated!

Achievements are overstated and Potential is overrated!

800 371 Kamal Karanth

Sometimes I wonder how our profile description can be misleading. As it happens in my new world, I was asked for my profile recently which is worth reflecting with you. I realised that there were 3 major things I was taking shelter under while writing my profile. 1.  Designations,  2. My employer’s brand power and 3. The number of years of experience.  Nowhere was I describing what I achieved there or for that matter, I am capable of. The ‘titles’ my employers gave me. Let’s say, I negotiated for it. Employers Brand, I merely worked there not created it, Years of experience does not necessarily mean expertise. I wonder how long you and I will continue to talk about our past which is done and dusted.   Needless to say, we will continue to cling on to our past titles, employer’s brand, years of experience as apassport to the future.  The alternative isn’t exciting either. It would be funny if somebody introduced us with achievements or potential. I wonder how would it look if somebody introduced me through my ‘real’ achievements or about what I can create next. In the world of brevity, the former will be lengthy and the latter awkward? They say Achievements are overstated and Potential is overrated!

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