In these last weeks of December, I’ll be answering 18 questions for an incredible review of your 2018 that I wrote in my previous post.
I hope this series inspires you to look at your life, career, family and relationship, and to reflect and plan for an awesome 2019. Let’s go.
Question 4: What was the biggest risk you took in 2018?
“Step out of your comfort zone.” Cliche right? I can feel you rolling your eyes.
I’m advocating for this concept not as a rebellious millennials who think that stepping out of your comfort zone means travelling to somewhere in the Amazon jungle with a huge backpack. I’m advocating from a CAREER point of view.
As someone who’s interested in technology, I know how technology and artificial intelligence (AI) will soon replace most of our jobs. My academic degree and research skills might not bring me as far as they could, ten years ago.
In addition, I have a sibling who’s working extremely hard as a big data scientist. I slowly understand how this technology will soon rule the world.
Learning new skills that are beyond repetitive and administrative work are extremely important. According to Kai-Fu Lee, jobs that are in the customer service and care-taking industries will be the some of the biggest trends in the future.
Soft skills like creativity, craftsmanship and leadership are still relevant.
We can improve on things that AI cannot do, such as providing human connection and compassion.
But some people don’t think like that. They like to stay the same.
So I think, the biggest risk I took this year is to make a decision that I want to be different.
I don’t want to be refined to a small field or scope, because I think it’s not sustainable.
How about you? What was the biggest risk you took in 2018?