People often believe things not because they are necessarily true. The matter of the fact that most beliefs are based on what we like to believe in or what the majority of people we know believe in. And it is absolutely fine if it doesn't have any impact on one's life. Unfortunately, in most cases what we believe about this world, our career or relationships significantly influences our lives whether we like it or not. Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure the stereotypes we have are not wrong. Following popular misconceptions can lead to some unwanted outcomes which make people wonder what exactly they did wrong. Well, sometimes it just boils down to myths one used to follow in the past. At Prime-resume we have already covered some of the popular career myths in previous blog entries so this article is an addition to what we have already said. But even career myths listed below don't make the list complete as there are much more...
Faulty Career Stereotypes
At some point, all people fail. Both a successful business owner and a sales associate will be making mistakes regardless of their position, age or experience. The problem is when people fail they tend to think of themselves as losers. But the fact that you failed doesn't mean that you are a failure. And even know most people are aware of this simple truth, they often think of themselves in that way. If you want to be successful that is something that has to change. Thomas Edison who is famous for inventing the light bulb has failed 10,000 times before he found the way to succeed. And there are lots of stories like that with big and successful names the world admires today whose beginning was a failure. The point is that no matter what kind of setbacks this life has for you, it doesn't mean you are a failure if you make mistakes. In fact, those may be just opportunities to learn something new. Some say that life is always unfair, while others believe that life is always unfair. As it often is the truth lies somewhere in between.
Throughout your career, you will have to deal with a certain amount of unfairness and come back stronger from that. Maybe you will face situations when your efforts are not going to be fairly recognized and someone else may take advantage of it. But this is not going to be always like this. Sometimes, your hard work and dedication will determine the outcome allowing you to control your career development. So you have to know that your career path will likely consist of different stages - there will be some fair moments as well as unfair and you have to be ready to face both. For some reason, most people believe that being uncertain about your career is wrong. Whether we are talking about making a specific career move or choosing general career vector for yourself, it is normal (that is not wrong). Clearly defined career aspirations usually come after you are 25 so if you are under that age and still have some doubts regarding your career it doesn't mean something bad is happening to your career development. Even experienced professionals are sometimes prompt to change career, which is absolutely normal. So take time to explore the opportunities available matching them with what you really enjoy doing and you might find what seems right for you.