10 Worth reading advices for recent college graduates
Congratulations! All your hard work has been paid off and you are now graduating college. Probably, there are a lot of people who are giving different advice to you on the things that you have to do from now on, most of them will surely come from your parents, uncles and even to the family friends. Basically, they are just too happy that you are graduating college and they would like to share everything that they know. But, not all of it would surely be helpful and inspiring for you.
Each of us may be interested to hear a piece of advice that would probably change our thinking or motivate us to do something. Graduating from college marks the new phase of your life, no more classmates to help you out with your projects, no more parents to give you money, but they will always support you, and now, you are alone to enter the whole new world of corporate industry where people worked hard to earn money.
However, before anything else, the following are some of the worth-reading advice that is perfect for all recent college graduates like you.
1 It’s Really Fine to Feel Nervous
Some people will degrade you, others will have high expectations on you. It is really okay for you to feel nervous, especially that you are still taking the first step in building up your own career. Those professionals and successful people right now? They used to feel nervous when they are still starting up as well!
2 It Doesn’t Matter If You Don’t Know What to Do – Or You Know, and Have Mistake
Every one of us may did mistakes in different things we do, but it does not really matter. If you don’t know the things you have to do for tomorrow, it does not matter. If you think you know, but you still ended up having a mistake on it, it does not matter. Life goes on, don’t waste your time doing things that you don’t even understand and focus on the things that will give room for your improvements.
3 Never Ask Yourself “What to do right now?”
Trying to ask yourself what you should do would not help you to know the answer you have been looking for. Instead, you have to think on the things that you have done, and focus on the things that you can do. There is a big difference on the things that you CAN do and the things you SHOULD do.
It takes time before someone totally know their role in this world, so the best thing you should do is to just go with the flow of your life, try every opportunity that will come, focus on your goals, achieve more and become successful. Anyway, you will know what you should really do in the longer run.
4 You Have Your Own Capabilities, We All Do
People think, “I can’t do it”, “I don’t know how to do it” and “I’m not capable of doing it.” But, the truth is, you have your own capabilities, you have your own skill set to make use, the only problem is that, you don’t have the confidence to try things out and you ended up losing your opportunity.
5 You Can Make a Change
You have the power to make a change, even in the smallest thing possible. You can’t make a change quickly or easily, but the most important thing is you can do it. Don’t be afraid to try things that could probably change a lot, especially that if you believe this is for better.
6 Build Your Own Circle of Networks
A successful person have a big circle of networks. There is no room for shy people in the corporate world, you need to have the confidence to talk to other people, no matter how big their position is, and how small you are in the hierarchy. You have to know the people that could help you to climb up on the top and leave those that will only pull you down.
7 Don’t Be Afraid to Seek Out
There is always a room to try some things new to you. Don’t fix yourself on the things that you can only do, because you will not have the improvement that you need. The best for you to do is to simply seek out, try new things in your life, learn from it and improve your skills. Probably, you can even build new character for the better results you are looking for in your life.
8 Just Build Your Connections
You may feel that you are alone, you still don’t know anyone, but keeping yourself in your own box would not help you out. Build your connections, let other people know that you want to learn and that could be the start of it.
9 It Doesn’t Matter If You Make Mistakes
All of us can make mistakes, but you don’t have to remind yourself on those mistakes more and more. Instead, you have to learn from those mistakes and never try it out once again. The most important thing is you have tried it out, if you failed, it is fine, there is always next time for you to use and eventually strive harder to meet your goals.
10 Learn Things from Your Experiences
There is this saying that the best lessons will be taught by your experiences in life. For those mistakes, you already know that you don’t have to do it once again. For your achievements, you already know that you can make it, you are good in some ways, and you never give up on things that you want to do. So, just go on, have the roller coaster ride of life and learn more things!