Without ruining the classic 1967 film The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman for anyone who hasn’t seen it. There’s something about the exchange between his father and recent college grad Benjamin Barddock(Hoffman) at his grad party in this clip, I can really relate too.
The uncertainty,the fear of the future or ambivalence toward a perceived “normal” life. Considering my own college graduation is within reach I often find myself contemplating similar dilemmas.
Admittedly, something I believe Benjamin and I could use a bit more of is foresight. Presumably a precept that can be equally useful in the field of business. “You can analyze the past, but you need to design the future. That is the difference between suffering the future and enjoying it.” A good quote from Edward De Bono, in this modern world it pays to see the bigger picture.
When engaging people offline don’t underestimate the potential online value you can provide them with or visa verse. Sometimes it’s not about translating connections you make online into genuine offline contacts but rather turning people you know and meet offline into strong online connections. Allowing both individuals the opportunity to share content, exchange contacts, stay updated, and a number of other assets readily available when connecting online.
Don’t be afraid to share an online image or prescience you’ve taken the time to cultivate. Especially if it accurately conveys your desired profession or mission. Constantly cultivating or simply staying committed to this mission can be essential to your eventual success.