It’s always interesting to read lists of career lessons. As they say hindsight is 20/20 and so these career lessons come with that advantage. These 10 career lessons come from a LinkedIn post by Bernard Marr. Here’s his list of 10 lessons:
- Life is short.
- Social networks matter.
- Sacrificing your health for success or wealth isn’t worth it.
- None of the best moments of your life will take place looking at a screen.
- Never stop learning.
- You can go fast alone, but you can go farther together.
- Worrying doesn’t achieve anything.
- Failure is not an end.
- Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Be sure to go and read his whole post to get more detail on each item. I think some of this advice is really excellent. For example, never stop learning is a great strategy. I’m also going to be chewing on the famous idea of you can go fast alone, but you can go further together. Although, I wonder if someone of us would rather go fast than far. Chew on that a little bit.
While I agree with his point about spending too much time in front of a screen, I disagree with the way he phrased it since I’ve had some extraordinary things happening looking at a screen. In fact, the relationships I’ve created looking at a screen are priceless to me. There is a balance though.
His last point about happiness being a journey and not a destination is also interesting to me. I prefer to look at happiness as a choice. If that’s the case, and I think it is, then you can find happiness in the destination or the journey and that’s priceless.
What do you think of this list of advice? Any you’d add? Any that stand out to you?