As I was writing the last Neo Vision’s Weekly Rant of 2022, putting together what my colleagues sent to me, I also felt compelled to share what I have learned in this blitz year that passed by in milliseconds.
- If you spend one year in a domain and feel like you don’t know anything, you are most likely right. Naval Ravikant’s words are living in my head rent-free: “Be patient, it takes ten years to build a career in anything”.
- Going the extra mile, even though you don’t see the immediate benefits, will always be worth it. Trust me on this one.
- Don’t invest anything in a leader you don’t resonate with.
- Being the dumbest in a room isn’t for the faint of heart but something you must embrace and be open about to become a better version of who you were yesterday.
- Get over your ego, and be willing to shadow and learn from people younger than you.
- Not everyone is suited to be a CEO, and that’s perfectly fine. Find a position where you can bring value to as many people as possible.
- The world moves at such a blazing-fast speed that significant opportunities appear every few months. Stay knowledgeable and be willing to experiment with every new tool that appears, and you will most likely gain an unfair advantage.
- Make yourself a habit of avoiding judging just based on appearances. Dig deeper, and you might find some value. Even if you don’t see any, you can be at peace knowing that you did your due diligence.
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Overall, these are valuable lessons that can help anyone grow and succeed in their career. Here are a few specific thoughts on each of the points you raised:
- The idea that it takes ten years to build a career in anything is a common one, and it’s generally accepted that it takes time and dedication to become proficient in any field. However, it’s important to remember that everyone’s journey is different, and some people may progress more quickly or slowly than others. The key is to stay focused and be willing to put in the work to improve and grow.
- Going the extra mile and putting in extra effort, even when you don’t see immediate benefits, can be a valuable strategy in the long run. This can help you stand out and show your dedication to your work, which can lead to opportunities for advancement and success.
- It’s important to choose leaders and mentors who align with your values and goals, as this can help you grow and succeed in a way that feels authentic and meaningful to you.
- Being the dumbest person in a room can be intimidating, but it’s also an opportunity to learn and grow. Embracing this position and being open about what you don’t know can help you learn faster and improve your skills and knowledge.
- Shadowing people who are younger than you can be a great way to learn and grow, as they may have different experiences and perspectives that can broaden your understanding of your field.
- Not everyone is suited to be a CEO, and that’s perfectly fine. It’s important to find a role where you can bring value and make a positive impact, regardless of what title you hold.
- This is an important lesson to keep in mind as we live in an increasingly fast-paced and dynamic world. Staying up-to-date with new tools and technologies can help you stay ahead of the curve and give you an unfair advantage in your field. It’s important to be willing to experiment and try out new tools and technologies, as this can help you learn and grow, and potentially lead to new opportunities and successes. It’s also important to keep in mind that not every new tool or technology will be a good fit for your needs or goals, and it’s okay to be selective about what you invest time and resources into. It can be helpful to do your research and ask for recommendations from colleagues or industry experts before diving into a new tool or technology. Overall, this is a valuable lesson that can help anyone stay competitive and successful in a fast-moving world. Stay knowledgeable and be open to experimenting with new tools and technologies, and you’ll be well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.
- This is a valuable lesson that can help us avoid making assumptions or judgments based on appearances alone. It’s important to remember that people and things are often more complex than they appear at first glance, and taking the time to dig deeper and learn more can help us better understand and appreciate the world around us. One way to make this a habit is to actively seek out diverse perspectives and experiences, and to be open to learning from people who may not fit our preconceived notions or expectations. By actively seeking out new information and being open to learning from a wide range of sources, we can better understand the world and avoid making assumptions based on appearances. Additionally, it can be helpful to consciously practice mindfulness and try to be present in the moment, rather than letting our judgments and assumptions cloud our perception. This can help us be more open to learning and experiencing new things, and can also help us be more understanding and compassionate towards others. Overall, this is a valuable lesson that can help us become more open-minded and understanding, and can also help us learn and grow in meaningful ways. By making this a habit, we can better navigate the world and appreciate the diversity and complexity of the people and experiences around us.
Overall, these are valuable lessons that can help anyone grow and succeed in their career. Keep these in mind as you continue to learn and grow, and don’t be afraid to seek out new opportunities to learn and improve.