After working as a professional for more than 3 years, my perspectives on career and life are not the same as before. Today I want to share a few major life lessons that I have picked up along the way to be successful and happy with work and life.
Be curious about what you are doing.
Believe in yourself
Know who you are and be proud of what you have achieved.
Things don’t always go your way but they happen for a reason and don’t take it personally. Know that you are still the same person irrespective of the situation. I take my work seriously, but I used to take for granted the things I have done well. Although life is short, it’s worth to stop for a moment to appreciate yourself whenever a goal is achieved. It will help you go through those rainy days later.
It’s okay to look like a fool sometimes but chances are you are just over-thinking.
I am the kind of person who thinks more than talking. It just seems that my thoughts have to be carefully measured and improved in my brain before I can let them out. A lot of times, they never come out as they have failed with a B in my system. My mentor Ben told me I should let the team hear my thoughts and whenever I hold up a thought, I am afraid of being challenged and ideas can’t be corrected or improved without being challenged.
Find your source of happiness.
Are you happy? I have been asked many times in my life and I didn’t know what to think about it or if it is important until I met my husband Vikas. Happiness is not just a feeling of I am okay. Most of time, happiness takes effort. First you need to find out what makes you happy and then make that happen. It’s different from pure goal setting for your career/life as the goal itself has not real meaning to you. Also, things that you want to do may be different from things you think you should do, so try to balance them. Find out all the small and big things that can make you happy and make sure they are happening.
Good day, bad day, there are always things that you can be thankful for.
Unfortunately, being a perfectionist, even anything close, is doomed to suffer. The world exists in a balanced form but never perfect and nothing in it is perfect. On a good day, you should take mental photos of the moments and cherish them. On a rainy day, think about your family and friends and take out those mental photos you have taken. I know you will still find lots of things that you can be thankful for in any situation.