What do you need to achieve success? A goal is something that is desired for an individual to have a satisfactory life. Goals are distinguished from desires. In the case of desires, a lack of a goal results in a clear negative outcome: loss or a malfunction. A goal however, will usually require one to work towards it through various means. The attainment of goals may mean giving up some pleasures and even leading a solitary life for awhile.
The first thing that a person has to do if he wants to achieve success is to identify his basic needs. These need may be compared to human needs as they relate to basic survival. Human needs include energy, water, air, food and some other elements. In order to survive, these needs must be met on a daily basis. This way, according to a popular scientific definition, humans live in a survival-of – survival mode.
It is important however to understand that there are some basic needs that are inherent in every person’s body. These needs however cannot be fulfilled unless some other conditions are met. In addition, some of these needs can be fulfilled through means other than natural means such as technological advancements. For example, air transportation may be a good way of meeting air-conditioning needs but it would not be possible without fuel.
Another aspect of human needs is the motivation. Motivation is a term which has a wide range of meaning and is applicable to a variety of activities. In order to excel in any endeavor, it is crucial to develop and utilize your personal Gough.
A Gough is defined as a set of psychological principles used to assess the strength and importance of human needs. According to these principles, the strong willed or “doer” person is more able to complete tasks than the weak dealer or “inker.” Achieving any goal therefore requires adequate motivation from the dealer or “inker.” To be successful in social work, you must learn to apply the principles of moral theory and apply them to your everyday life.
The Gough theory is also a key concept in social work. For example, in social work theory, the emotional intelligence of a person determines his success and happiness in any undertaking. Thus, you need to be a person who can manage both your body and mind in order to be successful socially. The human mind is a powerful tool, but only a person with great social skills can use this tool to his advantage.
So many people have asked me this question, so I thought I would write an article to try and address it. In my experience there are three main reasons why people want to label themselves. The first one is they are going through a change, perhaps in their mind or in their environment or both. The second reason is when you start asking yourself questions like, “who is this person” or “what does this person look like” or even “where is this person” this triggers you to look for that label.
The third reason I hear from interviewees is they want to identify themselves as being more than “just a pretty face”. Perhaps they are feeling passionate about an area they are passionate about and would like to convey this passion to employers. Perhaps they are really passionate about building an online business. Maybe they are passionate about starting a family. The point I am trying to make is if you don’t want to be judged, why are you doing the job anyway?
The most common interview question employers might ask questions like these: “Why are you passionate about [fill in the blank]?” or “What do you think your strengths are?” The problem with these questions is that often what the interviewer is looking for is a list of your strengths, and not the kind of passion you are showing towards your work. Indeed many people forget that in order to have real passion you need to do work in your spare time.
My challenge is for you as a PhD candidate who has done the hard work, to take the initiative to do more than complete a doctorate program. Take this initiative now and get involved in a local NGO, human rights organization, volunteer organization, even a political party or a business. Wherever you choose to spend your time, make sure you take the initiative to raise awareness about your Ph.D. and your work. The more you participate, the more you will learn and the more likely you will become credible.
What do you do with your degree? The truth is that most Ph.D. candidates do not find employment within academia. Yet even then there are many ways to apply your knowledge to the workplace. You can start working in an administration or HR department and focus on improving the efficiency of that department. You can also consider working as a manager at a startup, consulting firm, or investment firm.
In all honesty I never knew that there were so many opportunities available for PhDs. If you are feeling discouraged that you can’t get a job in academia then this is why. The world looks upon those with PhDs with reverence, respect, and not derision. What you are doing with your PhDs should be to use that recognition to not only further your professional development, but to go out and fulfill your dreams, and goals.