Why Your Mind-Set Won’t Help You Career-Wise

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Over the course of my adult life, I've always been told by people that I need a mind-set for success. Something along the lines of, "If you want to be successful, you need to be in the mind-set and ready to do what it takes". Now I know that most young people that enter post-secondary education, do so to hopefully get a job after four years. Unfortunately according to this article;

"The notion that we can go to college for four years and then spend that knowledge for the next 30 is over," Thomas Friedman announced in yesterday's New York Times.

Stating as well that;

The returns students can expect from their bachelor's degrees have been shrinking, and every worker out there needs to constantly pick up new skills in order to compete in the workforce long-term.

The New York Times writer also said that;

Plenty of employers don't need or want workers to learn so many new skills that they outgrow their roles, and many others don't offer the time or resources for additional job training--let alone raises and promotions to those who find their own ways to "skill up."..... It's the government and employers that have yet to adapt to the realities of the modern workplace.

Personally, I do believe you need put yourself in a certain "mind-set" or mentality to be able to begin to succeed. That being said, it's that mentality that keeps you constantly learning and improving. So I'm sure these go hand in hand.

Questions:
1. Do you agree with Friedman, in that today you need to be constantly learning new skills to maintain long careers

  1. Does your "mind-set" really matter in breaking into a desired field?
  2. Do you believe that it's the government and employers fault that this need to always be learning new skills, to be able to stay competitive is so rampant in today's society?

Comments (5)

May 11, 2017

Go figure this is all coming from NF, fake news Tom-ass Friedman with a NF degree in journalism.

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May 11, 2017
  1. yes
  2. yes
Best Response
May 11, 2017

"The thought manifests as the word,
The word manifests as the deed,
The deed develops into habit,
And the habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its way with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings."

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May 12, 2017

I've never heard this before, but thank you for sharing.

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May 16, 2017
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