Higher the risks, higher the rewards! We have all heard of this phrase. And it is especially true when you are a young professional looking for exciting opportunities. Do not shy away from an opportunity just because it has “risks”. Think about it. You are young right now and you can obviously absorb any possible blow. Even at worst, you get to learn from your mistakes and move on. But if it actually pays off, you could end up setting up your career for good! Here are such common risks, young professionals often shy away from, but they shouldn’t –
Exploring Your Limits
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Once you are past this golden age, you will physically incapable of working beyond conventional limits. So, do not hesitate from exploring your limits at this age. Explore how much MORE you can do and take advantage of your peak physical condition. Maybe work multiple jobs? Find a side hustle? Freelance along with your full time job? It could be anything. The point is to go the EXTRA mile because well, right now, YOU CAN!
Relocating For A Job
I have seen young professionals saying no to an offer just because it meant relocating to another city, state, or country. Why? Exceptions aside, right now, you have no major responsibilities of family, mortgage etc. So, utilise this time to the best of your potential. The financial perks of relocation can be really beneficial for you in the long run. And not just that, even the experience and the exposure you would get is unmatched. Do not trap yourself in a cage. Keep your options open and fly!
Following Your Passion
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So what if you want to leave your 9 to 5 job and start your own venture. DO IT! Do it, before it’s too late. At this young age you can most certainly afford all the risks, all the hard work, all the mistakes, and all the ambiguities. So, take the tough decision and follow your passion, if that’s what you really want for yourself. Do not be scared. If there’s something you really want to do, just do it. Make sure you proceed in a planned manner. Learn relevant skills and enrol in relevant courses if that’s what it takes.
Are you ready to take these risks? I hope you are! Because you must, if you want to be truly successful.