When climbing up the corporate ladder there are certain biases like gender, age, race etc. which limit us as we move up. We find ourself rising only up to the pre-set level, after which we get stuck, unable to progress beyond. These unseen attitudes, biases and prejudices affect our organization as well.
We experience a lot of unfairness at work. Others’ likes and dislikes affect our growth . Often our competence does not count in promotions. Because of this, we find it difficult to fulfill our ambitions, even when we are sincere and capable. This is external limitation imposed by others in the organization.
How about our own internal limitations? These limitations are not set by others but by our own selves. We say “I am not good at Maths”, “I can never keep accounts“, “house hold management is not my cup of tea”, or “cooking is something impossible for me”. These are limitations drawn for ourselves by ourselves. There may be reasons for drawing boundaries. But the question is whether we are actually stopped by them? Can we not go beyond?