What is the biggest mistake you've made that could highly impact you now?
I'm in high school and I am working really hard right now so I can have my dream career as a realtor in the future. I don't want to make any mistakes or say no to any opportunities that are handed to me because I can probably use the skills I've learned and apply that to my future job. I want to learn to not make mistakes or prevent them from happening so I don't regret anything. #goals #realtor #realestate #realestateagent #mistakes
Steward "Tony" Pacheco (LION)
However, this will not keep you from making any mistakes, but it will keep them to a minimum and hopefully not be huge mistakes. Just smaller ones which do build character over time.
Always remember that there is no Win or Lose in a career climb, just Win or Learn. If you fall, always Fall Forward by admitting your mistake and making good in its resolution. That will bring you respect, commitment and yes a few small battle scares. Enjoy every minute of it.
So, make sure to respect that politics exists (i.e. catering to the head coach for playing time, recommendations for new ways to work). Unless you are lucky enough to be independently wealthy, we all mostly work for someone. And that someone likely answers to someone else. That power dynamic is always at play. So, focus on the relationships and maintenance of those relationship because you never know when you will need to draw upon those to further your career or establish one.
Always show respect and try to avoid burning bridges as your career goes on. The contrary will only create additional challenges to your ultimate goal.
One additional note that is worth emphasizing, in an increasingly digital world, be mindful of how you present yourself and your personal brand. Once something is published for the world to see - it is often impossible to erase completely.
Have you ever thought about conducting informational interviews with people who are doing what you want to do? This could be helpful. You can ask all sorts of questions and possibly learn from the conversation.
I hope this is helpful.
Best of luck to you.