What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid?, alok verma

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? Being a Chicken!

I always felt that there are some career mistakes I made and I could have done better. When I look around I find so many others like me. Sometimes we just need some Ground Rules to play well. I found a very satisfying and funny answer by Ben Peter in Quora against the burning question "What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid?" Taking the privilege to share it here.

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid?

Being a chicken.

Life as a chicken leads to failure, because you:

  1. Never ask for what you want, which leads to…
  2. Never learning IF you can get what you want, which leads to…
  3. Never learning HOW to get what you want, which leads to…
  4. Never realizing what you actually want, and settling for failure.

So what do you do about it? Some days I’m a chicken. Here’s what works for me. I’d recommend it to anyone, except those medically unqualified to exercise.

  1. Do a few sprints until you sweat
  2. Take a really cold shower
  3. Clean yourself up so you look presentable
  4. Put on the nicest clothes you have
  5. Look at yourself in the mirror, and realize that millions of people have had the same problems in the past. They might not even have had a mirror to look into though. 😀
  6. Write down 10 things that you want.
  7. Write down a plan to get them.
  8. Document every “attempt” to get them.
  9. Watch yourself succeed, fail, and start over. Document why you failed.
  10. Let’s say you get 2/10 things you want? Better than 0, right? Plus you look good. 🙂

My friends are trying to convince me to go vegan… but I’m chicken.

Do share your feedback if you find these tips helpful. I did :)​

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