One clear sign of responsibility and maturity is the ability to self-supervise. By being able to self-supervise, you have a complete control of both personal and professional aspects of your life. During early childhood years, your parents acted as your supervisors. They had total control of your activities. They also made decisions for you because you were not ready to be on your own. As you grew and matured, you became more exposed to the environment and various factors became agents of change in your personality. These could be your peers, your school, your workplace, and the associations or organizations you belong to. At this point, parents are no longer able to fully supervise and control.
Self-supervising is about being independent from other people on your decisions in life and the way you manage or run your life. It is about guiding your own self to a clear path for achieving your goals. How beneficial is self-supervising for you?
People say that a true measure of survival skills is when you are left on your own without the help of the people who used to be at your back such as parents, siblings, and friends. Being finally independent in your decision-making and in running your life is an early sign of good self-supervision. Yet, it is just the tip of the iceberg because total self-supervision still involves many other aspects aside from self-independence.
By being independent, it means you are having a full control of your life in terms of emotional, mental, and financial aspects. You learn how to manage your own emotions by expressing the right emotion for a situation. You become independent in the mental aspect by learning to make personal decisions and being accountable for the outcome of such decisions. You become financially independent by starting your own career, and seeking for a good job in order to sustain your needs.
One good thing about self-supervising is that you can be your own boss. No one dictates to you what to do and what not to do, although there is still a supervisor or a manager who checks on you from time to time. Home-based workers own their time, so they budget their time for work and extracurricular activities. They are usually good at self-supervising because there is no boss to physically check on them. The kind of work environment they are in makes a good training ground to be good at self-supervising.
In the workplace, the presence of bosses and supervisors is not an excuse for a working individual not to become a self-supervised person. A company that gives work independence to its employees also teaches them the skill of self-management. When employees grow to become professionally mature in their job, they contribute to the company’s growth as well.
When you become self-managed, your level of confidence increases. You know for yourself that you are capable of, you are able to deal with various situations and you value the essence of time.
Sense of Responsibility
A very important value you will learn from self-supervising is having a sense of responsibility. You learn not to blame others for your own mistakes and to correct those mistakes. Parents really appreciate if they find that their children have grown to become responsible in dealing with their own lives.
In the same way, office bosses and supervisors are grateful to the employees who can take on tasks responsibly, without much assistance required. Because they feel confident that their self-supervised members can work on their own without being constantly monitored and guided, they can focus on their primary tasks. When you become fully responsible for your own deeds, you lessen the burden and hassle you may be causing to people with whom you have been dependent on for quite a while.
Self-supervision is very advantageous to individuals because it helps develop a sense of responsibility, independence and self-management, which qualities are essential in developing one’s personality as well as personal and professional growth.