Life’s Good! The future’s bright, beautiful, and inviting! New grads saunter excitedly about their achievement. With innocence, they smile, move, and they plan creatively. But as they take the next step, confusion appears often disparagingly. As they stare, the future becomes fearful…oblique.
Renowned author, speaker and coach Brian Tracy, asked his followers to share one piece of advice that they would give a new grad. Excitedly followers jumped in with voices that echoed Natty instructions galore:
- Have a vision about the future that truly excites you, then go ahead and build skills, habits, and attitudes that will make your vision a reality. If you are ambitious, read Elon Musk: Tesla, Space and a Quest for Fantastic Future. Read a lot but never confuse reality and fantasizing. Don’t read when you have to be working or spend time on social media when you have to be doing the actual work.
- First you Learn and after that remove ‘L’ from that (earn)
- Be patient
- Persistence, discipline, and dedication
- Work harder than anyone else
- Don’t get a career – build a life
- Spend your time wisely. Never waste it
- Always stay true to yourself
- Don’t be afraid to fail, laugh it off and jump right back in again, do it when you can. Make comebacks easier. Timing.
- Make sure to do what you really love to do
- Stay disciplined. Never stop reading and exploring. Get up soon when you fall.
- Believe in your ability even if you are the only one who does
- Keep your debts LOW and your savings rate HIGH. That way, should you find yourself in a job or situation tht you hate or have outgrown, you will have the resources/ability to move on. Always have an EXIT Plan and Exit Fund. Never settle
- Be yourself, do your best, never give up
- Do what it requires to achieve the goal but do it with good in mind
- Understand emotional intelligence
- Be authentic
- Follow what you love. Do what you love
- Observe. Absorb. Ask quality questions. At the end of the day, self-evauate. Devote your mornings to listen to Brian Tracy and other motivational audios. Then apply
- Read books
- Be intentionally clear
- Know what you want
- Start and don’t quit
- Never ever OVER PROMISE then under deliver
- Learn to plan
- Show up
Great advice for grads and even those of us who have moved ahead with years of experience. There’s always opportunity for change. To recoup, to pick up the pieces, and begin or get on track again.
Any advice missing that you could add?
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