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4 vital career lessons you need to know before it’s too late

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Some people learn these lessons too late in their careers. Your formative professional years are crucial to generating long-term success in a specific field or industry. You should treat your early years with an open mind – be transparent, be open to new opportunities and work, be willing to make mistakes, learn from those mistakes and push yourself to try new things. Here are several essential career lessons you need to hear now!

Success starts from the inside

Success starts from taking care of yourself. Many famous business owners, entrepreneurs, entertainers and industry leaders have led from the front, worked themselves like dogs and ended up burning themselves out. Meghan Markle made headlines when she skipped a royal trip to Zambia, primarily because of fatigue and exhaustion from her workload and pregnancy. Beyoncé experience something similar in 2011, when she cancelled all touring and took a year off for her mental health.

Treat the world as a school

You should treat your workplace as a school or university – everyday should consist of learning and structure. There is something to be learned every day, even if it doesn’t seem as obvious as it should be.

Don’t let worries weigh you down

It is vital that you distance yourself from excessive worrying. That’s not to say that worrying about something is bad – it can spur you into action and encourage you to solve problems. However, if you are so insanely preoccupied with hypothetical scenarios and other unforeseen challenges, you’ll end up an absolute mess.

Share your success

Another crucial career tip is to share your success. If you truly love what you do, then part of your happiness will be giving it away to others, in the form of charity and support. If your work doesn’t provide you with a sense of purpose, then you need to find another profession.

Matthew Wearne
I'm a Sydney-based journalist covering breaking news at Quilter. I hold a master's degree from Sydney University's Graduate School of Journalism. I cover mainly business news and also report on finance. I also write for sites like SM, Forbes, HuffPost.

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