As a Millennial, I have found that, for every door we knock on, there are 20 doors that won’t open. Why? Is it because some big corporates don’t believe that we are capable or worth it because we don’t experience? Would they prefer that we did the more remedial activates, sticking to what we know such as Social Media? It seems that some people just want our success to take as long as theirs did.
“But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” As Rocky Balboa says, a part of being successful is knowing your own capabilities, potential, and being able to trust yourself enough to take calculated risks even when everyone around you says you’re insane.
I did myself a favor and studied successful millennials, from Mark Zuckerberg to Siya Beyile to see what they had in common. Who did they study? How can I learn some tips and tricks and then better them or adjust them to fit my environment? What does success mean to me? How can I overcome the “stick to what you know” category? Remember success, in itself, is not something you are born with, it is something you believe, no matter your economic status.
So, after doing some research on how to be a successful millennial, I gathered a few tips from the likes of LinkedIn and Post Planner to share. These are some tips we can all use to improve our current status.
Let’s embrace our Millennial status, our innovative ideas, and our flare for always questioning why. We are millennials man! We are not scared of change. Raised by the internet and born to be different! Right?
Written By: Chrissy Sibeko