Have you ever thought about being able to give your younger professional self career advice? Many of us have. We can’t go back in time, but you can pay it forward. Hindsight is 20/20, and some of the best insights come from past experiences.
Here is some advice from well-established professionals on what they didn’t know then and what they’d pass on to their younger selves now.
The Best Career Advice is to Love What You Do
You will be more successful if you like what you do. Your passion will show through your work, and you will inevitably be more engaged in your career.
Start Saving Your Pay Immediately
When you start your career, Saving consistently will offer you more financial freedom in the future.
Never Work For Horrible Bosses
Life is way too short to tolerate terrible bosses. If you find yourself working for one unless you are starving or desperate, start looking for a new job. Immediately.
Recognize That Failure Is Learning
As strange as it might sound, failing is not a failure. Sometimes failing is the best indication that we are alive, human, and passionate about aspiring for the amazing. There is no value in being ordinary when you can be extraordinary.
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This article was originally published in September 2020 and has been recently updated.