Are you about to take off for a journey where you are determined to make a career and a life for yourself?
Yes, this is a stage that comes in the life of all young ones, ready to fly.
But, there are some important Lessons To Learn if you really wish to make it a successful journey.
Here are 3 most important ones:
You Need To Develop Healthy Financial Habits
You will have to understand the value of healthy financial habits and freedom. Just like eating right and exercising regularly, managing your expenses, saving for what we want to buy, understanding how credit works and the cost of borrowing are crucial to understand if you are going to be on your own. To make a career, you need to understand your finances in the real light. If you want to be happy and successful, you have to learn to “be a saver”. Savings provide a sense of financial security, or personal freedom that enables us to have choices in our lives. When we have a level of control in our busy lives, we tend to experience less stress. Which in turn leads to more sensible career moves. Savings does allow us to buy something extremely valuable—a sense of freedom! What we learn to do with money, arms us with the tools to shape our careers effectively.
You Need To Learn To Get Out of Your Parents Shadow
If you are on your journey to build a career for self, you will have to start making your own decisions. Advices and suggestions are one way of learning, but the decisions that work for you, should be yours. It doesn’t matter whether you fail or succeed, but what you learn from your own decisions will be your own experience and a lifelong lesson for your career. Sooner or later we all need to find our place in the world. We all need to become independent and able to navigate the world ourselves with confidence. The sooner we learn this, the better. The sooner you gain your independence, feel empowered, make your own decisions, the better. Be your own boss.
You Will Have To Learn To Manage Your Time Effectively
The people who do best have learned how to manage their time. Yes time management is a vital skill to attain success in your career. I don’t think this is new to any of us, but the important wrinkle I would like to add relates to seeing the big picture.
There are people who had their head down, worked hard, succeeded, but feel that they wasted time and missed opportunities in life. Being busy, goal-oriented, focused, successful must take into consideration the bigger picture, the one that includes gathering experiences, enjoying relationships, truly living our lives, and having fun. Yes, we need to manage time, but not just day-to-day, week-to-week, but year-to-year, we must remain open for the moments we didn’t plan for.
We all need to work hard, of course, but we should also enjoy our lives because regret is a tough pill to swallow, and no one should ever look back and feel disappointed by the opportunities they missed out on, due to lack of time. Successful career and successful life, both go hand in hand.
Values are the guiding principles that shape our character and who we are. We all know that. We also know that our values help us decipher right from wrong. We inherit values from our parents, but we learn lessons from those who are better experienced than us.
The lessons we shared here about financial freedom, independence and time management, are three most crucial ones that will help you to shape your career.