Quick Byte – Fair Expectations Copy

I need to deal with a big issue here!

If this course is going to equip you for life after school, then there are some hard truths that you just have to know. I have been very tactful with some up to this point, but this is not the time for that, so I’ll just put it on the table. If you get upset, sorry, but you really do need to understand this.

I don’t know how we ended up with this particular attitude as a generation, and Im certainly not blaming the generation itself. Like the loss of soft and life skills, this is just something that has happened. Here goes…

You are not entitled to anything. You have to work for it, and earn it. We have become a generation that thinks we are entitled to the best job, to the highest position in a job or business. That the CEO or management position is ours. We have this expectation that we have the right to the highest pay rate. Sorry to burst your bubble but none of this is true, and I’m sorry for that message that you have been told. The only thing that will get you ahead in life is hard work, developing your skills and proving yourself for the position.

If your goal is to be a CEO then fantastic I genuinely applaud you. But you had better be prepared for years of hard work, to gain a LOT of experience, which most of it is by the school of hard knocks.

Ok, please don’t think Im being unfair or cruel, but there is no point in allowing you to live in a bubble thinking it is going to fall out of heaven and just land in your lap. I would be irresponsible if I allowed that.

Then what is a fair expectation?

Certainly that anyone can do anything regardless of sex, culture or where you start. Whats important is where you finish. Do everything this course teaches, get as much experience as you can, and be prepared to work hard, even better, work smart as well. Prove that you deserve the job, and you’ll have a fair chance of getting it. That applies to everything in life.

If your previous generations have somehow played their part in misleading you to this falsehood, then I apologise on behalf of them. Let’s help you move on to the reality that you certainly can have and do anything you choose t0, but there is a price to pay for it. Are you willing to pay that price?

The tips:

  • Go back to your goal setting – what are the small steps along the way, keeping the end goal in mind
  • Know what you do well, know what you don’t. 
  • What are the skills required for long term success – start developing those
  • Be patient – it’s a journey, not a sprint
  • Develop resilience
  • Build your soft skills muscles
  • Always compare you with you, where you want to go and where you have come – NEVER anyone else, their journey is theirs