In our life we are faced with the choices that shape our careers and affect us over the long term.
When you sit back and think about the choices that you had made in the past which drafted your future, you realise that being in the present and planning efficiently can define your career and life.
If you don’t want to regret after 30 years from now on the choices that you make today. Follow these simple tips:
- Don’t make decisions focussing only on money
Well it happens most of the time, majority of the people aim for a job with high package. BUT it is advisable to have your eyes and mind open and select only those opportunities that will benefit you in the future and help you shape your future. For working professionals making decisions solely based on money is almost never a good idea. Always go with your Gut feeling.
- Don’t pretend to be something you’re not
We all do it at some point of time. Trust me, you are going to regret it later don’t pretend to be a fan of something just because your boss likes it. Maybe you’re pretending that you’re an expert in something that’s really not your cup of tea. But continuously pretending to be something you’re not is not being true to yourself and will keep you feeling empty.
- Don’t just settle
Always aim for what you deserve, whether it’s a new position, a pay rise, or an opportunity.
Introspect a lot to know what your capability really is. You’ve got an OK job, with an OK salary, and OK benefits, but what you really want is… You’re not doing yourself any favours settling for something that is just OK. Test your limits.
- Give priority to friends and family
Have you seen Yeh Jawani Hai Deewaani :p , one important take away from the movie is to value your friends and family. Being successful at your career means surrounding yourself with supportive people and often, those people aren’t your co-workers or employees, they’re your friends and family.
- Always value your own happiness
Is your bucket list getting overloaded? Are you one of those who only checks one or two tasks from the bucket list a year? Take risks…explore life, complete that bucket list before its too late. It’s a sad truth that people often believe they can put off happiness until later, but sometimes later doesn’t come. Prioritize being happy today. That might mean switching jobs, or it might just mean choosing to be happier with the job you’ve got.