We all want to be successful professional engineers in our chosen field. Who doesn’t? The road to success is never a straight line, there will be may struggles and challenges you have to face before getting there. The first step towards this goal is to give up a lot of things that may be hindering you from being the awesome successful engineer that you could become—and it all starts with re-evaluating oneself.
Professional engineers, read carefully:
#1 Letting others’ opinion control your life
Don’t let others opinion control your life. It’s what you think about yourself that matters. Listen to what they say, but don’t let what they say define who you are. You have the power to improve yourself and change for the better.
#2 Being shameful of past failures
Failures are nothing to be ashamed of. Failures help you grow and learn from past mistakes. These are battle wounds that helped you become the stronger person you are today.
#3 Being indecisive
This is a skill that you have to hone. You have to understand that if you don’t decide, you will never leave or move on to the next stage. Learning the skill of being decisive is important.
#4 Procrastinating on important goals
Most engineers are known for last minute successes, but procrastinating for important goals isn’t right. There are goals in life that one must plan and take action for. Every engineer must learn how to plan, take action, and make allowances for minor setbacks for important goals. Remember a great tree cannot be fully-grown in a day.
#5 Choosing to do nothing
When you choose to do nothing, you close the door to different possibilities. Choosing to do nothing gets you nowhere, and you actually always LOSE. You lose the chance for an awesome opportunity, and you lose the chance to learn.
#6 Your need to be right
An ego too large is a big no-no. Sometimes it’s best to give up being right to learn new things and understand different sides of the story. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two.
#7 Running away from problems
Stop running and face problems head on. Fix the problem, communicate, forgive, and learn,
#8 Making excuses
Many people fail in life because instead of deciding or solving a problem, they make excuses.
#9 Overlooking positive points in your life
Be thankful for what you have in your life right now and spread the positive vibes to other people. Professional engineers: show the love!
#10 Not appreciating the present
Sometimes we work too hard that we forget the present. Take time to appreciate everything around you because the little things are sometimes the things that matters most