Everyone wants to get on in life. We want to succeed, provide for ourselves and our families, and become a useful member of society. To do that, one needs a good amount of experiential training and experience, but also something else — positive habits and behaviour.
To help the learners here at Education House Leeds, and anyone else beyond who is looking for a leg up in the world of academics and work, our team has prepared a list of positive behaviour types that will all contribute to greater success.
1. Strong Time Management
Are you often late for things? Even by just a minute or two? Are you always rushing out of the door to get places but still missing that deadline? You might think nothing of being a minute or two late, but other people do. Being on time for appointments, regardless of how trivial they seem, is fundamental to being a successful person. It shows respect, and thus fosters a better relationship between you and those people who will make important decisions that affect your own future.
2. Offer More Than is Required
A common problem some have is that they confine themselves entirely to the exact terms of their work contract or to the exact requirements of a work project. Once the clock hits 5:00pm sharp, they drop everything and leave. Once the right number of words or sections in the report have been written, it’s done. This attitude is not that of someone with a truly successful career. Always push yourself to go above and beyond, even if it just means working a little later, or adding a little more valuable content. It all contributes to greater rewards later on.
3. Never Stop Learning
Education doesn’t stop with university graduation, you know. There is a wealth of learning to be had in the “real world;” a real treasure trove of experiential courses that teach you about important qualities like leadership and being an effective member of a team. You can also update your knowledge base with the latest developments in administration. If you maintain an open mind and continue learning through your working life, you will always become more successful in future.
4. Look at Setbacks as Opportunities
We all make mistakes, missteps in judgement, poor life choices. It happens to the best of us. The important thing isn’t whether or not we make these errors, but rather what we do about them afterward. The person on a successful career trajectory can take any mistake and see it as an opportunity to reflect and grow. It could be an indicator that you need to take a course in something to bolster your knowledge and understanding so as not to repeat the mistake again.
Learn More, Grow Further
These examples of behavior don’t just occur overnight. They take a measure of dedication and commitment to nurture and build up over time through good habits.
The really important habit to develop is the willingness to learn. Explore courses here at Education House Leeds and find out how our experiential learning methods will help you get along better in your current career, or give you a head start if you’re getting ready to leave university and enter the world of work. The more you know, the more you can grow.