All through your childhood you study for that ultimate career goal that you have set for yourself. Later in time, you might even achieve your final goals; but, are you actually happy with your achievements and career choices, or are you still wondering about the inevitable ‘what ifs’ that hover over your head?
The feeling of accomplishment might be there, but the happiness is always missing. There are many people who aren’t too contented with their choices and, if these people are given a chance, they would probably want to turn back time and do some things differently. Let’s take a look at some of those things that people wanted to change if they got an opportunity to start their career again.
- Self-belief is must
Believing in yourself is foremost on the checklist before you start your career. Having faith in yourself is the only way you can see and expect positive results. Doubting your own self will only increases the chances of failures. Follow your heart and you will realise that you are better off after that.
- Health, the very first priority
‘You always have time for the things you put first,’ said the sage while creating a list for himself as well.
Health is the most essential part when it comes to achieving your goals. If you keep falling ill it’s going to hinder your growth in a terrible manner. Health is that foundation that your life accelerates on! Prioritising your health is not really a onetime thing; you need to work on it all through your life. Good health means investing in good food, a healthy lifestyle, a fresh and clean environment, regular exercise and frequent health checkups. Giving up on the bad habits is also a way of keeping your body healthy.
- Dream it, dare it, do it
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” –George Bernard Shaw
Until you dream you wouldn’t know your limits. Think big and dream bigger because only those things come your way for which you have tremendous amount of zeal and passion. As quoted by Paulo Coelho “when you want something, the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Break your limitations and aim for something that is not easily achieved by everyone. Many are not able to grow in their career only because they do not dare to dream.
- Invest more in intellectual development and less in Materials
At the very start of everyone’s career, people tend to save up to buy a house or some car or even good clothes but investing in education can be beneficial for you in the long run. Knowledge has the greatest of all returns on investment.
Occasionally, it is also important to treat yourself with a movie or a meal in a fancy restaurant but spending a major amount on such luxuries in the very beginning is sheer wastage.
Over the time, people have understood that these things matter the most when it comes to harnessing happiness. More than money it is the inner bliss and satisfaction that a job should be able to give you. So, try to be more focused on a healthy balanced life!