The Pillar Behind Professional Success: The Best Career Advice from Our Dads
Whether we notice it or not, parents play an essential role in determining our professional success. From creating solid work ethics to establishing genuine professional connections, how we work has something to do with how we were brought up to be. Therefore, unconsciously, we bring both parents to work every day.
According to researchers, fathers play a vital role in an individual’s professional success just as much as mothers do. Dr. Stephen B. Poulter claims fathers provide the model for workplace behavior. The father’s “rule book” – the spoken and unspoken rules about work ethic, relationships, ethics, and finances – manifests within one’s self as time passes.
In this article, let’s look at the rules of professional success that serve as the building blocks to our employees’ professional success.
Education is Always Important
Mothers and fathers have different levels of involvement in their children’s education. According to our employees, their fathers have always emphasized how completing school and getting a good education can provide you with various professional opportunities.
Your Course is Not Your Job
However, while education has been highly emphasized throughout our upbringing, studying a particular course does not necessarily mean you are tied to it for the rest of your life. If you come across something that makes you happy and will succeed in the long run, pursue it.
Opportunities Do Not Happen. You Make Them.
Another important quality that our fathers taught us about is resourcefulness. A healthy and solid combination of determination, hard work, and resourcefulness can provide us with more opportunities than we expect.
Character Above All
While academic achievements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and prestigious schooling look good on paper, one’s character is what seals the deal. It is, after all, one of the most important elements in a company’s culture.
Keep Two Feet Firmly on the Ground
Being sensible keeps you present in whatever situation happens in the workplace. Therefore, it enables you to connect with others without hesitation or fear. Additionally, it provides you with the humble confidence to do an excellent job while learning as many things as you can to improve and do better.
This Father’s Day, let’s remember the lessons and values that were taught to us and use them not only in the workplace, but in everyday life. Professional success is always the primary goal, regardless of the rules in our fathers’ career book. Parents, in general, set these rules to guide us in establishing a rule book of our own, one that speaks volumes about our attitudes and ethics in the workplace and life.