What are the most relevant factors to succeed at work?
(I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. Estee Lauder)
At a certain age, the first thing we want to do is become independent, but first we need to get a job and know the world of work.
When we are starting a career, firstly we need to find out what we are good at, what we like and what people need. That is why most young students are not happy with their work - because they don´t think twice; they just go for it.
To me, the most relevant factors to succeed at work are the following: to be helpful and always willing to work; to have the ambition of being the best in what we do; to be patient and nice to co-workers; and to have a good relationship with co-workers and our boss. But the most important thing is to love what we do because if we love what we do, we won´t call it a job, but a hobby.
We cannot dream about success; we have to work for it and be good at what we do because one day we will enjoy looking back and thinking that we have done our best.
Afonso Cunha, 11F