Logic Of The Day: 21.03.2018
You need to become skeptical of your motivations. The mindset you’ve learned and maintained over 17 years of school is garbage. You need to throw it out.
In your school life, success was defined by beating your peers. Getting better grades and going to a better school meant that you were winning. The continuation of this mindset into your career will lead you to 45 years old, single, kids on the weekend, and endless fantasies about starting over at 21.
Getting a job at a prestigious company and making more money than your friends will make you feel good in the moment. But these are just tricks that allow you to prop up your shaky self-esteem.
They help you tell a story that you are winning. That you are better than others, but the reality is that you have sacrificed learning and personal development for small rewards early in your career. You have traded away your future for superficial success and now you would rather stay in bed all day instead of going to work.
Money and status are alluring, but they are pulls you must learn to ignore as a young professional. They lure you into a false sense of security, but trap you in a life that you don’t like. They make you prioritize present moment rewards at the expense of learning and becoming the person you want to be in the future.
(Excerpts From The Article; The Four Most Important Career Lessons for Young Professionals by Ryan Ferguson)