On the pretext of being in the professional world, being paid high salaries, big multinational corporations, super work cultures, life in the fast lane etc. there has been a veil created invariably by every one of us. This veil has been clouding some of the most important things in our lives, some of those learnings which are important than anything and everything else.
Working through the years, we forget to focus on things which matter the most and eventually we learn them very late. Before you are late, get to know and understand the more important lessons in your career.
Money Is Not Everything
We all work for money, it is one of the most important things we work for, but not the only thing. In an unquenching thirst for earning money, people do not realize there is a threshold which should not be crossed. In the quest of earning more money, people knowingly or unknowingly ignore more important things like family, health, life in general and above all, their passions.
Work Life Balance
Something which is most widely ignored by most of the people is the work-life balance. In a crazy race to grow, fuelled by soaring ambitions, people ignore they have a life too. People bring work to their home, ignoring their families, their own lives and everything around them apart from their job. Striking a good work-life balance is as important as working. With a skewed balance, you may never be able to cope with the personal losses and work addiction.
Importance of Health
The average age of lifestyle diseases hitting us has gone down today. As early as 25, cardiac arrests and diabetes have become a common thing among young people. Apart from the physical diseases, the worst is the onset of the surging mental diseases like stress, anxiety, and depression. Amidst our high-paying, high-demanding jobs we tend to ignore our health and even become victims of habits like smoking and drinking. In the clatter of earning a livelihood, we forget the importance of health.
Clinging Too Long On A Bad Job
Apart from situational helplessness and compulsions, clinging too long to a bad job is something we never realize is not fruitful. Realizing you got in a bad job early is completely different from a job becoming bad over a period of time. Clinging on to a bad job that doesn’t give you anything satisfying than money is exactly like holding on to a bad marriage. If your job has gone bad or there is nothing about it that excites you, you should call it quits.
Something that we learn only after a failure is resilience (although it does not always happen that people learn to bounce back after a failure), only the occurrence of a worthy failure differs in everyone’s life. Well, irrespective of the occurrence, the important thing is to bounce back and come out of it with a new learning. Most people, after seeing initial success in lives are unable to handle failures and come back or probably they take a long time to cope with it. It is important to understand the importance of failure early on in the career and the necessity to bounce back from it.
Understanding The Value Of Listening
The one thing most of us forget is, we have got 2 ears and one tongue and by that calculation, we should be twice as good a listener as a speaker we are. One thing we do not learn even after reaching midways of our careers is, not listening to what people have to say. Not listening results into not understanding which eventually does not let us think about the solution of a problem. Cultivating a habit of listening helps us understand others’ perspective and enables us to provide a better solution to a problem.
Importance Of Teamwork
At some point in your career, you would have to lead people, and most of us realize the importance of teamwork only after that. It is probably because we are oblivion to see the ultimate result as an effort of a team we are apart of. We are more occupied and bothered about our KRA’s and the results that we generate. We should try to understand the importance of teamwork early on in our career that would help us manage the teams right.
It Is Just A Borrowed Identity
The roles we hold in our careers at times become our identities. These identities make us addict with success, fame, money, and power and amidst all that, we forget our own identity and let them control is instead we controlling them. All these things should not go into our hearts and we should always see a bigger picture.
Not before the right time or an incidence, we can learn things in our career and life, yet we should be open to learning and before it is too late.