The choice of career you make will determine the course of your life. This post contain wise sayings that will that will expose you to deeper insights on the factors to consider in career choice.
For children and teenagers making choices in career can be very difficult when proper and adequate coaching, guidance and counseling is absent.
Considering that the choice will affect a person’s life for a very long time, many young people find it difficult to choose what is best for them in the midst of multiple options.
Career is a person’s occupation, one’s profession or ones destiny in life.
During my childhood days, I was confused with choosing a good career. Although being a brilliant child, it was very difficult for me to choose a reliable career.
While searching for a comfortable career, I stumbled into one and almost felt that it was my calling in life.
Several times I had switched career choices because I was looking for something easy with little stress. I once thought about becoming a civil engineer, later changed it to a medical practitioner, then teacher and so on.
My attention was not fixed on a single career. Even when I looked determined, I was tempted to change it because of the influence of my friends and acquaintances.
I had never been attracted to art or commercial courses, but my attention had been revolving around engineering, sciences and medical courses and my aim was to find a simple career until when I fell into the hands of my cousin who told me out rightly that there is no simple career in all academic institutions.
After a while, I decided to study industrial chemistry. This was activated by the desire to be a business man.
There is a 50% chance of every child experiencing what I passed through. With proper guidance from a counselor or the parent, it can be reduced to about 10%.
How to make a career choice
Find your interest
That is it. It’s simple. There is no stress looking for what you know and can do best. Despite the fact that I studied chemistry, I like blogging and writing. That’s my hobbies. Your passion is what drives you.
First thing first, know yourself with these relevant questions.
Who I am?
Are my hands gifted?
Do I know how to talk?
Can I be creative?
What skills of mine should I work on improving?
Can I solve that problem?
What are my likes, dislikes and hobbies?
Your interest plays a great role in determining your choice of career. Your values, soft skills and aptitudes can be turned into a money making machine.
Explore professional career choice
With a pen and a paper, write down a list of your career that you like, next is to find any occupation on your list that appeals to you.
You will learn something unexpected and interesting when you explore further. Find job description and know what each career contains. Do more in-depth research.
Arrange to meet with people who work in the career you are interested. Do a job search online, even on LinkedIn. Find people with similar calling and destiny. Chat up with them and build relationships.
Get rid of any career when you know your limitations or you know that you cannot fulfil the requirement.
Avoid the friend zone
A child who wants to be a doctor, but associates with soldiers, will easily change her mood on her choice of career in that stage of life.
Career awareness programmes should be organize for youngsters
Get rid of any friendship that will jeopardize you career choice. If you can’t beat them, avoid them but don’t attempt to join them. Your choice of occupation will be at risk when you mingle with people with different mind-set.
Do not rush
Ensure that you know what you are doing. Do not choose a career because others are doing it. Make a proper search before choosing.
You don’t have to look any other site for great daily motivational wise quotes and proverbs about life. You are at the right place. This post is centered on wise sayings from great people across the world. They both ancient and modern proverbs and cuts across the whole world.
Follow these sub-heads
69 Motivational Proverbs for the Day
72 Thought Provoking Proverbs about Life
54 Inspirational Proverbs on Lifestyles and Relationship
59 Inspirational African Proverbs
Starting with the initial one
69 Motivational Proverbs for the Day
Penny wise, pound foolish. Meaning: in sparing small things, you might lose big things.
The arrival of a baby is surrounded by pains. Meaning: happiness is sometimes provided by pains.
One good turn deserves another. Meaning: A good thing reciprocates.
When you are on the back of a horse, remember those who cannot ride donkeys. Meaning: the privileged should remember the less privileged.
The mice cannot play when the cat is around. Meaning: the presence of a king also serves as deterrent to the slaves.
A willful waste of time gives a woeful end. Meaning: a time not properly utilized results in regrets.
Uneasy lays the head that wears the crown. Meaning: the most successful person sometimes gets failure unexpected.
A little drop of water makes a mighty ocean. Meaning: a gradual sowing leads to reaping bountifully.
A known devil is better than an unknown angel. Meaning: he who admits himself as a sinner and needed repentance is better than the one who calls himself righteous and yet he is not.
A hazy climber often gets a sudden fall. Meaning: an unorganized person mostly gets failure unexpectedly.
When the first frog falls into a pit, the others will take caution. Meaning: seeing the cause of death, others will prevent themselves from the same calamity.
An animal that was once caught in a trap will see a bent stick and run away. Meaning: a person who had experience a downfall will try to avoid similar experience.
A cooking pot for the chameleon is also a cooking pot for the lizard. Meaning: everyone should be treated equally.
The ruins of a land and its people begin in their homes. Meaning: the bad character displayed by an individual is due to lack of home training.
When rain falls on the leopard, It does not wash off the spots. Meaning: the fact that one is in a deep problem does not stop him from doing what he is supposed to do.
The moon moves slowly but by dawn, it has crossed the sky. Meaning: a gradual procedure brings about great achievements.
The horns cannot be heavy to a cow. Meaning: you are equal to your problems.
You can’t tell which lizard is suffering from stomach ache because all do lie prostrate on the ground. Meaning: you can’t tell what people do by their looks.
The thing that will kill a dog will first kill its ability to smell. Meaning: he that is working towards doom forgets cautions.
The mouth and nose are too close to be enemies. Meaning: some people are too close to separate.
The secret of the owls should not be made known in daylight. Meaning: not all plans should be made known to everybody.
Old age does things to man. Meaning: the mentality of perfect reasoning diminishes as one grows older.
It’s only a sick person that thinks that suspicion is wisdom. Meaning: a fool accepts a wrong idea as a good idea.
The hyena flirts with the hen, the hen don’t know that death is coming. Meaning: dangerous things might appear pleasant at the beginning.
The goat that it own by many people definitely die on the rope. Meaning: leaving the responsibility of everyone to a single person can quench the responsibility.
Two rams cannot drink from the same bucket at a time. They will lock horns. Meaning: one cannot serve two masters at a time.
If wishes were horses, beggars will ride also. Meaning: if wants always become true, the least will benefit greatly.
The dew of life will soak any man who rises too early in the morning. Meaning: one who causes trouble easily may be stricken of death easily.
An eagle doesn’t go to the market for anything. Meaning: nothing just happen without a reason.
The monkey and gorilla may claim to be one, but the monkey is monkey and the gorilla is gorilla. Meaning: naturally things may look alike but they differ in a lot of characteristics.
Advice is the second mother to a child. Meaning, for you to be successful you need good advice.
The cockroach cannot be innocent in the gathering of the fowl; neither can the fowl be chairman in the midst of the hawk. Meaning: no one is considered innocent when his enemy is the judge.
A Bush does not sway unless there is wind. Meaning: things happened for a reason.
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s. Meaning: pay your tax and obey the constitution and laws of your state.
59 Inspirational African Proverbs
The lizard that nods its head for the downfall of others will fall down and die. Meaning: He that plan evil will reap evil.
The frowning of a goat does not stop it from being priced. Meaning: complain will not stop what will happen from happening.
That the tiger prow alone quietly doesn’t mean that it is timid. Meaning: stop judging people by their faces, because you do not know their inner nature.
A cockroach cannot boast before a cock. Meaning: everything knows it worth or limitations.
The chameleon says it believes in unity, which is why it cooperates with any color it comes in contact with. Meaning: when you associate with different persons you will have different experiences that will make you to strive for greater heights.
If the sun says it has power over the moon, let it come and shine at night. Meaning: everything has its area of importance.
The monkey that wants to see the hunters face will one day receive a bullet in its face. Meaning: avoid trouble as soon as you sense it.
Those who have their palm kernel cracked for them by a benevolent spirit should not laugh at the misfortune of others. Meaning: be happy that you are opportune to be successful, but that should not give you the right to laugh at those who have not made it.
The shell of a tortoise is not a threat to the gorilla. Meaning: everything knows its ability as long as they both live together.
A man who can’t take good care of himself should not get married. Meaning: do not accept a responsibility that you can’t bear.
Ignorance makes the rat to call the cat for a battle. Meaning: what you don’t know can get you into trouble.
A monkey woke up one morning and discovered that all the trees in the forest have fallen, the monkey said, one day the herbs will grow. Meaning: encourage yourself in the time of difficulty
Can you remember those sexual pictures and videos that you were repeatedly tagged in on Facebook? Or when your secretary kept deliberately dropping items so as to flaunt her figure? There was that one time the lecturer called you into an office asking about your sex life; when you kept pressuring that disinterested lady for a date, or that time you kept surprising Mr. Bob with unwanted visits despite his disinterest; the time you spread rumors about sex you had with that teen because she rebuffed your advances; and that silly game of cat calling you with your friends when the ladies were passing by the hostels. Those were the times you sexually harassed others or you were sexually harassed. In this post titled “sexual harassment in the workplace”, we will look into how to deal with the issue.
Sexual harassment is an “unwanted sexual attention”. A more detailed definition is “a deliberate, repeated, or unwelcome sexual verbal comments, gestures or physical contact of a sexual nature”. Though, sexual harassment in the workplace depends on how the person receiving the behavior perceives it, I believe one can be sexually harassed without seeing it for what it is.
It is known that sexual harassment thrives in the workplace but many do not report offenders to authorities for reasons like;
It can be seen as a sign of weakness (when a man reports that he has been sexually harassed by a woman),
The target believes that the harassment will stop,
The offender has a good reputation,
The target has been known in the past to welcome such advances so he/she would not be believed,
Target blaming also known as victim blaming,
The forms of sexual harassment in the workplace have been subtle and non-violent, and the target fears for his/her life and the lives of loved ones.
How to deal with sexual harassment
Deal with the matter spiritually and physically.
The government must enforce strict laws against any form of sexual harassment.
Be very professional at work even if you are single.
Talk about it, remember that you are not the victim, the perpetrator is.
Do not feed it. Be extremely civil with the wrong doer.
Inform human resource in writing and loved ones.
Avoid staying alone with offenders; do your job well with no blemish and limit any sort of contact with such a person except official ones.
Employers must develop and enforce rules that do not create a comfortable environment for sexual harassment to take place.
Be your brother’s keeper. When you see a colleague been harassed, speak up and defend the person. Don’t just look the other way.
Get proof of such acts. Most phones have call recorder.
We all have a social responsibility to stop the objectification of women by stopping adverts, songs, movies or any other art objectifying women.
Have prepared answers when asked for sexual favors like; “there is nothing I want from my partner, whom I am faithful to that I don’t get” or you can pretend that it’s a conversation which took place between you and another person and the perpetrator is replying by saying this, “so you heard?” I can’t believe that he or she would try to proposition me for such? How could someone do that? Don’t you find it disgusting too?
Parents and guardians need to teach women to value themselves. Men should also be taught how to treat women properly. Wards should also be taught how to stand up for themselves from a tender age.
Ladies when you are approached for a date or a relationship, if you are undecided, politely let your suitor know while you take your time to think about it. In the mean time, do not accept gifts or favor, or let the man feel comfortable around you. After you have made your decision, if it’s in the negative, inform him and stand by it.