“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
Over the course of my career, from working in big/small companies and now running my own business, I’ve learned a few lessons. Here are just three:
- Look at your whole career as a creation process
Designing a career and making a life that you want to live takes time. It will not happen all at once and it will require you to take many small steps. The key here is to be patient and have courage to be molded by the experiences that you gain during the course of your career.
- Careers are not always linear
The path to success isn’t a walk in the park or a straight line. You’ll likely have many bumps and detours along the way, which is perfectly fine. Learn from them. These unexpected experiences have things to teach us. In the future, what you learn can help you know which jobs to let go of or to stay longer at to make sure that you are on the right path towards your goals.
Nevertheless, whatever part of your career or job that you are in, there are always gifts of wisdom and knowledge that you can take with you at each step along the way to become wiser.
- Take every lesson as an opportunity to improve rather than making those instances discourage you
You will experience a variety of situations where your character and skills will be tested. You won’t succeed or be instantly great at everything. You’ll get some hard feedback at times.
These experiences are not a knock on you as a person. They are an opportunity to improve, learn and grow. See them as such, and you’ll be poised to use them as a springboard for future success!
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