Hindsight is 20/20, isn’t that right? If we knew then what we know now…and all those other cliches are cliches for a reason.
As you stand where you are today, what words of wisdom would you impart on your younger self. Picture you as you were in college, ready to embark on the world, a passion for making a difference fueling your actions…what would you say to that person?
Lottie O’Coner shared her words of wisdom for her younger self in a recent article and here are just a couple of her pearls:
Play to your strengths
You’re not meticulous and analytical, so stop pretending to be. You don’t like teamwork, meetings or group bonding. Look for different ways of working and remember that just because you feel like an outsider in one company, that doesn’t mean there isn’t somewhere out there that would welcome someone like you. Don’t waste your time pretending to be someone you’re not.
Remember what you love
That “radio show” you used to make when you were little? Those endless books of stories you used to write? People do that for a living (minus the stuffed toy co-DJ and the Little Mermaid stickers). Don’t rush down the corporate path because that’s what everyone else seems to be doing – there are other options.
What advice would you give:
- Have patience
- Be kind to yourself
- Follow YOUR dreams not someone else’s idea
- Leave your worries behind
- Put family before your career
- Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up
- Faithfully save money for the future
- Don’t wait to travel until you are retired
What would you add to the list?