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14 things to keep in mind as you start your career

Feeling discouraged at the office? Unsure of where your path will lead you? That’s normal. Just ask any successful person before you, doubts and uncertainties inevitably haunt us at certain stages of our careers – especially when we’re just starting off. Remember to brush it off when you feel discouraged and keep this wisdom and advice for young professionals in mind as you pursue your own personal and professional happiness.

 

1. Treat others with respect and compassion – always

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2. Accept who you are

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3. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you

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4. Think before you speak – especially at the office

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5. Be deliberate about the choices you are taking in life

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6. Don’t dwell on the past

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7. Face your fears and your mistakes straight on

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8. Keep your envious side in check – it will only make you miserable

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9. A good workplace is a place of trust

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10. Always stay in touch with your passion

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11. Tenacity is a must

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12. Success shouldn’t be a result, but a process

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13. Grit will take you far

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14. Live and work in the moment

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Learn more about how to boost your career with an international internship.

 

Sources & Photos: Instagram

Photo 1. based on The Little Businessman, by J Stimp, CC-by-2.0

Photos and blog by Elizabeth Trovall

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