You are the sum of your choices and you can make better choices. Your problems are pretty much a direct or indirect outcome of the choices you have made, own up to them. “Kill the monster while it is small”, don’t waste time blaming or bickering just quickly focus on the solution. Once the problem is fixed there is plenty of time to ensure you do not repeat it.
Your career is like poker, win more than you lose! Negative things will happen, it isn’t what happens, but how you react to it. Everything is connected, and actions have consequences, ensure those consequences are positive as often as possible. Be fair and make sure you are playing the long game. Life is a marathon not a sprint and I assure you everyone’s deeds catch up to them for better or worse. None of us are perfect, I know I am not, but I try to make up for my faults and reverse course as quickly as possible.
Academic Success in school does not necessarily add up to success at your career. Everyone has challenges in life that are subjects school just does not cover. A degree can help you move faster, but it isn’t a silver bullet. Learning is required, classrooms are not. Learning occurs through experience, observations, and conversations as well as formal education. Like the old NBC Saturday Morning slogan “The More You Know” , I would add, the easier it gets. Simply concentrate on learning when the opportunity presents itself.
It’s not about you!
No one cares about your problems, they only care how you can solve their problems. If your day started out bad do something to make it better. Remain positive and prepared, don’t be a Pollyanna, but positive thoughts breed positive thoughts. Prepare for the worst and expect the best. No one deserves to be impacted by your moods.
While you are at it open your mind! Different perspectives on life exist because we are all the sum of our actions and experiences. Differences in these actions and experiences breed different points of view (POV). Just because you want to climb the corporate ladder and think that is the end all.. be all, not everyone will agree, and not everyone will want to follow your plan. Everyone is different, do not try to make them you!
You have two ears and one mouth for a reason.
Listen twice as much as you speak and be stingy with your words. More anguish has been caused by saying something unwittingly offensive, than all the physical attacks in the world combined.
Tomorrow is not promised and Time is the only non renewable resource
Stop wasting time. Stop procrastinating. Stop filling your days with non-sense. You may not see tomorrow so cherish today! Stop using the “next week I’ll start….” cop-out. Every moment you waste is gone forever. Do it now!
The choice is yours!
Believe it or not you are in control . Just because your options are far from optimal does not take away your choice. Not making a choice is also a choice with consequences. Work your decision making muscle as often as you can. The sum total of your life is a culmination of all choices you have made up to that point. Make quality choices.
No one is coming to your rescue, So you better give 110% to your goals. Have goals and work toward them consistently. It’s the brick every day consistently that builds the great wall! Succeed or fail go for what you want, because if you do not try will all your being you will regret it for the rest of your life. As they say “burn the ships”.