军队教会我成功的7种方式

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你脚下的土地坚硬而不通畅。You roll over,trying to find a more comfortable position,但这没什么区别。没有办法,你又冷又硬,and your entire body aches.叹了口气,你回到你的背上仰望星星。If only this were a camping trip,你可以把所有的装备都打包好,在车里过夜,明天开车离开,留下整个噩梦。但无法逃脱。You're in the army and this is your life now.

听起来很糟糕,正确的?当然可以,但是guest writer Peter Rossshares how his army experience helped him become stronger,more independent,more reliable,最终更适合劳动力。继续读下去,了解他发现了什么,看看加入军队是否对你的职业生涯是一个明智的选择。

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During my twenties I was a bit of a drifter.我上过大学,traveled,在酒吧工作,他是个大孩子。我试过一些没用的方法,所以当我从日本回来的时候,我父母告诉我是时候让我自己解决问题了。

我在26岁时做了一个相当仓促的决定,完全改变了我的生活和我是谁:我参军了。Let me tell you,it was no picnic,但是我在那里学到的东西让我对我的能力和生活本身有了全新的认识。下面是我在那里的六年里学到的关于如何在生活中成功的七个最伟大的教训。

第1课:如何与不适的人交朋友

当兵意味着生活粗野。当你在野外睡觉的时候,你不经常洗澡,你吃的配给吃起来像屁股,你在外面的灼热或严寒中,你必须充分利用它。

考虑民用life-air护发素,舒适的床,无论你想吃什么,只要几分钟的车程。When you get used to living in discomfort in the army,suddenly all the things everyone complains about in the civilian world make you say "Huh?"

学会耸耸肩,做你必须做的事,而其他人都在抱怨,这会让你脱颖而出,因为所有的理由都是正确的。

如何实现:不要一直追求舒适。偶尔洗个冷水澡,跳过一顿饭,了解饥饿的感觉,离开你的舒适区。

第2课:如何战胜逆境

在军队的某个时候,每个人都会经历一些不幸。我有几次在我的个人生活中遇到了不好的事情,在我被贴到的地方我正在经历地狱。那些逆境给了你巨大的勇气和力量去面对现实生活中即将到来的逆境。

I know a few people that have had tragedy strike early on in their lives.When that happens,it's like a sword being forged,except the hammer beating it comes down so hard it causes it to break.When that happens,you can spend years—decades even—trying to pick up the pieces.在军队里,不断的逆境就像那把锤子敲打着钢铁,让它变得越来越硬。When the big hits from life come,你已经有了应付他们的情感承受力,so they aren't such massive blows to you.

如何实现:生活并不意味着完美,你越害怕疼痛,更糟的是,当生命的大冲击来临时。把逆境视为生活和工作的必要组成部分,即使在最消极的情况下,也要专注于积极的方面。

第三课:如何忘记恐惧,为自己的成就感到骄傲

Everyday life and moving up in the world can be a bit of a crapshoot.你试试看,你失败了。也许你再试一次。几次之后,虽然,many people give up and stay in a rut because it's easier.Failure has become enough of a pattern that people get discouraged and don't want to put themselves out there anymore.

从军队的第一天开始,他们在对你进行测试,except they have staff that are invested in making sure you pass them.如果你不这样做,他们让你重新骑上那匹马,再试一次,并尽快通过。在训练营呆了三个月,你已经被测试过很多次,并且通过了这些测试,所以你是一个不同的人。You walk with what many civilians perceive to be an air of arrogance because your confidence has grown exponentially with each test you've passed.

你回首过去,想知道你以前是谁。测试和挑战不再可怕,因为你已经通过了很多测试和挑战。You feel as though nothing is beyond your reach.这是一种非常强烈的感觉。

如何实现:Take small steps.When you want to accomplish things,尽你所能采取最小的步骤来建立你的信心。Soon enough you'll be game to take on those bigger challenges!

Lesson 4: What it means to be truly grateful

想知道成功的一个大秘密吗?这是感激之情。Tony Robbins says,“如果你想改变你的生活,把你的想法从期待变成欣赏。”人们不喜欢有资格的人,因为他们哀嚎着,肩膀上有一块碎片。

When you have to sleep on the ground,eat terrible food,工作温度会让其他人在空调里跑去降温,你学会真正欣赏生活的舒适。When you've had to drink water from a canteen hot enough that you could bathe in it,当你感到寒冷时,你要感谢宇宙。

我记得我刚从新兵训练回来的时候,我非常感激不用爬下床来,事实上,我可以随便洗个澡,想洗多久就洗多久。When you have gratitude you are happy and positive,人们想和你在一起。

如何实现:每次你要抱怨的时候,停下来反思一下。从外面看,当时的情况真的和你感觉的一样糟糕吗?Doing this on a regular basis will help you to be thankful for everything you have in your life,保持富足的心态。

第五课:如何做好每件事

专家赚大钱,这是真的。在陆军(在澳大利亚,无论如何,不管你做什么生意,you also had to be able to do anything else that popped up.如果你不知道,通常会给你一个“士兵五人组”which means a quick five-minute explanation of the equipment or task before you had to step in and do it.这意味着你必须随时随地学习,完成任务。There was no such thing as "I can't do this."你只需要努力克服它。

By the time you get out of the army,你觉得没有什么是你做不到的。当然,you wouldn't be able to start programming at Facebook if you'd never learned a line of code beforehand,但你不会害怕去尝试对其他人来说似乎令人望而生畏的事情。管理公司一天?当然,为什么不?Talk to this guy about why we won't pay him X amount of settlement?No problem.工作描述并不是一成不变的,尤其是当你意识到你可以做任何你想做的事情时。

如何实现:Challenge yourself!尽可能多地学习不同领域的技能。If you're really enthusiastic about expanding your skill set,看看在你周围发生的在线课程或研讨会。

Lesson 6: How to take responsibility

在军队里,你总是有人依赖你。And you're relying on them.当人们不能正确地工作时,others get killed.

In the business world,you'll often be expected to print off every interaction,为了解释一切,and to constantly follow up with people to make sure they've done something.

在军队里,你永远不必这么做。如果有人有任务,他们会做到的,就像你会那样,因为如果你不知道后果。不仅仅是因为你的兄弟姐妹可能会被杀,事实上,你永远都不想为这件事负责,也不想为此承担责任。所以你做你的工作,你就成为人们可以依赖的人。当有人说,“你能为我做这个吗?”and you say "Yes,"they don't have to ask a second time.在一个人人都想逃避责任的世界里,这是一个很大的问题,当你可以依靠做事情。

如何实现:Keep your word.If you say you'll do something for someone,去做吧。信任需要很长的时间才能赢得,并且可以在一瞬间破灭。

第7课:被抱在远大的期望中感觉如何

In the army I was at times in charge of intelligence monitoring of a 1.5 million square kilometer area.我负责昂贵的设备。我负责维持安全许可。I was responsible for so many huge things.

在日常生活中,大多数人负责什么?八小时内完成工作,not making big mistakes,善待他人,等等。

在军队里,这种对你的责任感会使你的成熟和应付能力达到另一个层次。当我在军队里呆了一段时间,和老朋友们在一起的时候,在我看来,他们突然变得极其幼稚,陷入了和以前一样的困境。They hadn't grown at all.他们可能比我赚得更多,或者过着更舒适的生活,但他们的成长机会和我刚参军时一样。这是一种机会,当你刚刚在一家公司工作几个月时,人们希望你担任管理职位。

如何实现:Never shy away from a challenge.Even if it seems like you're biting off more than you can chew,just chew like crazy.If you need help,问。Just don't say no to the challenge because you're scared.

作业时间!你觉得你可能想为自己学习这些课程吗?在你报名参军(或其他军队分支机构)之前,treat it the same way as any other type of job search.Find alumni or personal connections to interview about their experiences.了解你可能拥有的不同部门或工作,以及你的日常生活(包括在训练营/基本训练期间和之后)。

彼得·罗斯是Grass Roots Success作者学校结束了…现在怎么办?为你找到合适的职业生涯的非BS指南。一名前陆军信号情报专家拥有情报和反恐硕士学位,Peter is focused on helping high school and college students to make the right career decisions early on to have the life they want.

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