In my opinion, it is a great achievement for any of us to become a good professional. Being a good professional means that how much a person has developed him or her to be well suited for the profession that person occupies. Different people belong to different professions and there are at least tens of thousands of professions in the world. But some qualities are beneficial and sometimes even essential for everyone to become a good professional, no matter to which profession he or she belongs. Although I haven’t entered my professional life yet, and I am still going through professional education, but still I am preparing myself to be well-equipped with traits that will help me become a good professional. The following are the qualities I am trying to adopt and you should too.
In my opinion, the first and the most necessary trait that every professional should try to develop is punctuality. People who do not value time and are late every day are not liked much. Apart from that, tardiness i.e. being habitually late is a big obstacle in a person’s progress in any field. Therefore, if we want to be good at what we do for a living, the first thing we should do is try to become punctual. If we are always on time, this will help us set our schedules and routines straight. Also, it will spare us a lot of trouble with our superiors and colleagues. Moreover, a punctual person tends to be more confident than a tardy person.
By loyalty, I mean that a good professional must be loyal to his job. We must be loyal to the company we work in. It means that as long as we work there, we must consider it not merely a job, but as if we own the company or the institute. We must give our 100% to the betterment of our workplace. We must always make our best efforts to be perfect at our job. And this will only be possible if we consider the job as our own and not a burden on us. For this, we should develop the thinking that our progress is linked with the progress of the company. If our employers grow then we shall also grow. For example, if I am a government employee then I must strive for the progress and growth of the government institution I work in. I should prioritize the institute over myself. Because in this case, if the government improves then I improve as well.
Another thing is that as soon as we lose our interest in some job, we should try to rebuild it and if that is not possible then we should leave that work and do something else. Because that is better for us, and we can not grow by sticking to something that we do not like.
I often feel that in the present world, honesty has lost its value. Because whenever we look around, seldom we find people being honest in their dealings. But we must remember that “honesty is a great virtue.” We should try to be honest in everything. All religions in the world teach mankind to be honest. The Last Prophet (S.A.W) emphasized a great deal on being honest. From this, we can understand that our God wants us to be honest. Therefore, we must be honest in our lives.
Especially in our professional lives, we must be completely honest because we are earning money from our professions. Either we are doing some business or working for someone, we must adopt complete honesty. We must always speak the truth even if it brings a disadvantage to us. We must not try to deceive someone. These deeds will not only bring peace to our lives, but they will also help us grow professionally. Because if we don’t hide our shortcomings through lies and deception, then we will try to overcome those shortcomings. For example, if we have made some mistakes in our job, and we don’t hide them from our boss by lying, then of course, we will try not to repeat them the next time. If we are completely honest in our professions, then we will not leave any stone unturned to be genuinely best at what we do.
- Leadership qualities
Being a leader not only means a political leader who is making inspiring speeches all the time. It also means to lead by example. That is what everyone can try to do. Every one of us can lead by example. And the way to do it is trying to be an example at our job. We may not be excellent and perfect at our jobs. But we can always create an example by our spirit of professionalism. We can create an example by our hard work, commitment, and love for our work. We can create an example by helping our coworkers in need. Another thing we can create an example of our manners and the positive contribution that we can make to the environment of our workplace. There are many other similar things that we can do. And this is how we can become good leaders in our professional life.
Another thing that we can do to become better professionals is to dress appropriately for our work. We should dress in such a way which is most suited to our work. We should try to add those things to our get up which may help us in doing our jobs. This not only means dressing articles but also things like a pen, a small notepad, and other such things that may make us better equipped for our daily professional work.