There are laws for everything on this Earth. There’s a law of gravity, laws for spirituality, laws for even money, but there are also laws for careers. A law is proof that something is destined to work if it acts according to that law. And when 80% of people on Earth don’t love their job, isn’t it a nice thing to get our hands on a few laws that are applicable to our careers? After all, that’s where we spend most of our lives.
Most people feel lost after selecting a career because it’s a career that they have not selected themselves or that they have been told to select by friends or family. By the time they realize it’s not truly what they want, it’s too late and they have given up hope that they could do something about it. These laws will help you stay on the right track and have a rewarding career.
Law 1: Money grows in proportion to the value you provide.
I learned this lesson the hard way. In the beginning of my speaking career, I wished someone would hand me a hefty amount of money but it never happened.
After many hard knocks, I learned that I never really provided any value to people. I was just working for the money. When I realized this, I started focusing on bringing as much value as I could. When people started getting this real value, the money came naturally. It came even though I didn’t ask for it.
In your career, if you focus on providing value, people will in turn provide you their hard-earned money.
Law 2: You’ll be dissatisfied in the long term if you only focus on money.
Focusing only on money has a big disadvantage. It shifts your attention from doing the work that actually matters. It ultimately costs you the best opportunity you have.
My grandfather was always focused on learning more rather than earning more. And in return, he got paid well. This was the best advice that I ever received from him: “After some point in life, money will not provide you the ultimate happiness. It’s the work you do that will matter most.”
Law 3: You only move ahead in your career if you focus on learning more.
What’s the guarantee that you’ll enjoy your work after a few years? If you are a learner, you’ll love your work more than anything else. If you observe most people who are bored with their jobs, they are not learning. They are just taking their life day by day.
I had a friend who was complaining about his job and when he learned about this law, he started shifting his focus every day to learn something new. Slowly, he began to take pride in his work. He always looked forward to working every single day. His life changed completely when he started this new way of learning. Not learning anything new leads to boredom, and you cannot move ahead in a boring job.
Law 4: Knowledge grows by compounding and will eventually reward you.
Nothing you learn ever is in vain. If whatever you do doesn’t reward you immediately, don’t get disappointed. Instead, look for the learning in that pain. There’s always something to learn in every situation.
When my job was lower paying, I thought about what I gained in that job apart from the money. When I really thought about it, I was amazed at the things I gained — contacts, deeper friendships, and other skills needed for a better future. The knowledge you gain today will eventually pay off sooner or later.
Law 5: The more successful people you surround yourself with, the more rewarding your career will be.
There’s a great Jim Rohn quote that says: “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
You become who you associate with. If you join five people who complain, you’ll be the sixth complaining. If you join five losers, you’ll be sixth. If you join five successful people, you’ll be sixth. When you associate with good people, you slowly mimic their behavior and this is the reason you become more like them.
Study the career of any successful person and you’ll notice these five laws in their life. Keep these laws in mind when you are in doubt about your career.
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