20 Best Life Advice Tips After College That You Need To Know

by Divine Dynasty 6 months ago in college

Major tips for graduates who are entering into their professional life.

20 Best Life Advice Tips After College That You Need To Know

Every year more than 19.2 million students graduate college and enter the workforce worried about their life after graduation, and many have no idea where they intend to go as far as career, buying a home and savings.

Getting a degree is great. But it isn’t everything that is told to us. Many college graduates think their degree means they can instantly get a job in a fortune 500 company.

Once you enter the working world you must already be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to be ahead of the game! society, sometimes we make fun of people who “over-prepare.” But mentally and financially, you should get a head start.

What We're Told Before Attending College

Here are the three things that everyone is indoctrinated with upon graduating high school.

  • Go to college after High School
  • It's your highest priority to get good grades.
  • Choose something you love to do as a career

First, know there's no right path but don't ever put off your core goals.

Most often we grew up doing what we were told. We studied and performed to the best of our ability to get good grades, in hopes to attend college and get a degree that we are passionate about. So we graduated and did everything right.

Then Boom! Graduation day is over and reality hits you like a ton of bricks. Suddenly, we're given new responsibilities and are presented with things we never saw coming or were even aware of.

Top Life Tips For Everyone After Graduating

Believe it or not, there are some very important life lessons you don't learn while you're in school. Before you begin to scan your thoughts it's important to have written down some life goals well before graduating. It can be as simple as asking yourself what do you see you accomplishing in the next one to five years?

Keep in mind that you don’t need to know what you want as long as you know what you are doing because your mind may change multiple times. And trust me, you won't be the only one in history.

It's important to atleast have some sort of direction and aim of where you are moving towards so that the end goal is attained. Here are a few ways to help make the transition to adulting a little easier.

  • Create a budget and stick to it.
  • Start a savings account and start saving money.
  • Make a plan for paying off your student loans
  • Learn to balance a checkbook
  • What should I do with my life after college?
  • Take bigger risks when you're still young!
  • Fitting in" is highly overrated. Be you. Confidence is sexy. Besides, great leaders didn't get where they are by following the crowd.
  • Get to know your inner voice / your intuition / your guiding light / your heart!
  • Be Proactive, not Passive! Don't expect things to come for you. Get out there and take action!
  • Stretch your Comfort Zone! If you're not growing, you're shrinking!
  • Invest in Yourself!
  • Don't stay in a bad relationship, even if it's "for the kids." Oftentimes, kids really thrive outside the bounds of a toxic relationship.
  • Time is your greatest asset, you can use that time to read book, pick up a new skills,
  • Take courses, learn new things / hobbies.
  • Don't ever be afraid to make mistakes because mistakes are proof that you're trying. This is what helped me on my journey.

The most important thing to do first is to create an attitude of gratitude. Once you have this mindset abundance in any area of life comes easily to you. You will receive abundance everywhere without even seeking it.

It really is just that shift in perception that will change your life. When you shift your life to joy, gratitude and abundance you will automatically be rewarded. It is the primary foundation of manifesting your reality.

Over the years I've learned to dream big and live even bigger by never letting doubt or lack of experience deter me from reaching my end goal. One quote to remember to put this into practice is "do yourself a favor and doubt your doubts and always believe in your beliefs".

The Jist Of It

It's graduation time. Your teacher says something like:

Congratulations, great job, you did it!

Many graduates mutually feel lost, because school doesn't prepare us for what life will throw at us. That's cool, you know what an endoplasmatic reticulum is. But do you know how to file your taxes? Or how to register your car? Change a tire? Meditate?

From the day you were born, you didn't have to think. Everything was already set for you. The courses you have to take, the neighborhood you have to be in, the books you have to read in class.

Life becomes surreal because for the first time in your life nobody is set to tell you what to occupy your time with. And at this point in your life, nobody wants to know something you learned from your mathematics class or what you got on your latest history test.

Now is the time that you will need to set aside to re-adjust and learn a lot of new things. But look on the bright side, it does gets better.

Hang in there and enjoy the ride.

What Really Happened

Good grades, going to college and doing something you love didn’t include:

  • Learning how to write a resume
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Learning how to write a resume
  • Deciding what type of company you want to work at
  • Knowing the cost of living in the city your employer resides in
  • Networking with the people who have the power to hire you
  • Paying a mortgage

Personally, I felt lost because during my studies I never thought of what I’d be doing thereafter.

I never ever thought of what kind of job I wanted to do. I didn’t even choose economics because I wanted to be an economist. I chose it because I thought I’d like it.

After graduation - actually, during graduation - real life hits you like a ton of bricks. Study time is over. There’s no more planned out next step everyone expects you to take other than ‘a job’.

Now you totally decide what you want to do. That can be difficult.

But the lost feeling also indicates you’re thinking about it. And that’s good. I guess I can blame myself for all of this, but I have the feeling I’m not an exception.

This question is another indication. Most of my friends had no clue what to do. Neither did my family push me to think about this, and most of my family members went to university.

The Aftermath and the reality

Wait, what! No more summer or spring breaks ?

Reality sets after graduation...

"I don’t get three months off a year plus a week for Spring Break, Christmas and Thanksgiving too?….. You're left thinking, but that is what my life has been for the last twenty one years!

You begin to see things in a different light. It's as if the whole school process is designed to make you informally better at getting along with people that you don’t like and have nothing in common with. It makes you think about the fact that there were so many group projects! Coincidentally, these are the very skills that are needed from workers in office cubicles and work settings in general when you become an adult.

The Real World Influence

Young adults need to start thinking about what they are going to do with their lives early on. Certainly by twelth grade you should be planning some kind of career path through high school and then college, trade school, military or whatever you choose. This will avoid so many ending up living in their parent's basements for far too long and equip you to be mentally prepared.

Thestudents who seemed to feel lost after graduation lived in an artificial world where their only responsibilities involved school. Their parents neither made them work nor shoulder any real-life responsibilities.

Thestudents who seemed to feel lost after graduation lived in an artificial world where their only responsibilities involved school. Their parents neither made them work nor shoulder any real-life responsibilities.

Most who didnt have responsibilities at homedidn't wash dishes, do laundry, cut grass, take out trash, feed the pets, etc. They were provided food, clothes, shelter, transportation, cell phones and other electronic devices without having to do so much as turn their hand.

Guess what? After most people graduate their artificial dream world fizzles away like a deflated hot air balloon. Some literally had no idea what happened to their lives. College next...a job...what? Which is normal for someone who has no skills, no direction, no drive, and no idea what this new stage of life is all about.

Being prepared is the best optimal way to always stay ready therefore you will always have a plan and a clearer outlook on life!

Divine Dynasty
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Divine Dynasty is a certified PTSD Life Coach who specializes in supporting individuals in finding mental balance. She connects with people around the world by sharing with you her writing passion while elevating human consciousness!
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