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We can all benefit from learning from experience, be it at home or be it at work. It is up to us to internalize those lessons and use them to grow.
Here are 5 important career lessons that everyone must learn, and implement.
Career lessons: recovery from failure
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It’s not just likely, it’s necessary to fail before you succeed! Failure teaches you so many things. It’s up to us to take those lessons and use our learnings. Own your failures, and they will be the stepping stones to our success. Every great entrepreneur has stories of failure before their success.
Career lessons: values
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Great companies are built upon great values. Let your values govern your career decisions, be great.
Career lessons: be happy
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Define what success looks like to you, and aim for that. Don’t go after someone else’s definition. Success looks different to different people! But mainly, success is about doing something that makes you happy.
Career lessons: you can always learn, at any point
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From books, from experiences, from people, from mistakes, from life. We all hear this, we all agree it’s important. But really practicing it takes conscious effort.
Career lessons: be different
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Early on in your career, it’s important to conform, to put your head down and work hard, and to learn from those who have been around longer than you have. But at some point in your career, it’s not only useful to break convention, it’s almost essential for success. The non-conformers, the out-of-the-box thinkers, those are the ones who are great visionaries and great leaders. They are the most successful problem solvers because they are able to see solutions that others don’t even imagine.
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Ashni is an entrepreneur and a mom to 2 kids under the age of 5.
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