Work. Work. Work. Life is all about working by keeping your head down and focusing just on it. That’s a common belief. But does it really work?
Here are some life-changing career lessons that most people learn too late in life
1. You have only one life
The thing is if you are working for the boss you hate, or even taking the job that gives you no satisfaction whatsoever, then it’s not worth it. You might use salary as the excuse for not quitting it, or that you are unsure if you can take another job and be satisfied with it. But you won’t know unless you do it. The truth is we don’t know how long we are going to live, and spending time doing something that you hate will only end up in regrets and miseries. So take a step today if you think you are not satisfied with what you doing, and do it for a better situation.
2. Social network matters
You might not be interesting in networking at all, and you might just want to avoid your co-workers and fellow colleagues. But it matters if you want to succeed. Studies have confirmed that networking matters and plays a vital role in our success. They seem to have a positive correlation between networking and success: more time and energy on networking, more successful you are likely to be.
3. Health comes first
I know it’s hard to balance out work and life, and many successful people have the same problem of putting wealth first before the health. It can only result in stress and bad health. However, one needs to realize that it’s easier to stay healthy than to recover from it, as the classic saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.” Wealth is not going to replace your health.
4. The moments you consider the best won’t be on your mobile or laptop screens
We have been so consumed with technology that we keep accessing our electronic devices to check our emails or keep chatting via texts to other people. They might be tempting, but it’s not going to be beneficial. It’s important to stay disconnected from technological word time and again, and experience the real world that’s out there.
5. Learning is a continuous process
There is not going to be any break from learning. It never stops. And with the way the world is changing today, with the way how technology and other factors are constantly evolving, it is important to keep oneself updated. The old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” does not work in the modern world.
Along with the constant learning, it is important to learn about different things together. Because it’s a world where different skills are required to compete. You need to become the jack of all trade. Just imagine how taxi drivers who haven’t considered using Uber are in a threat.
7. Working alone will drive you faster, but working together will take your further
Many don’t like to work in team because they think they can do the work faster than others and can do it better too. I’m not saying this is not true. But working in team will give better output, and more importantly, you need a team to convert your idea.
8. It’s time you stopped worrying too much
Worrying too much will not give any solution. Especially, if you are worried about what others might think of your actions, you won’t be able to achieve anything. Consider the action you must take as an antidote to fear and anxiety.
9. Failure is an opportunity
Failure is not the end. People fail. But it’s what they do after that that matters the most. If you give up, then you are not going anywhere. Take failure as an opportunity to learn about the mistake. Learn where you went wrong. Learn how you can correct them. Only then can you succeed.
10. Happiness is a constant process too
Happiness is not an end goal. People think that they will be happy if they get the job or if they get in a relationship. But it’s a choice. You can choose if you want to be happy or not. If you want to, then you should do things that are going to make you happy. Develop that habit and that attitude. If you do, you are likely to achieve success.