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7 Reasons Why Your Professional Success Depends On Your Personal Life

Professional Success Depends On Your Personal Life
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Every phase of our life is interconnected in some way or the other. Whether it is how we perform at work or our relations at home, there is always some connection. That’s why they say, a happy personal life is a huge factor in deciding how successful you are at work. Your personal life plays a huge role in shaping your mindset and outlook towards life. Dealing with complex personalities at home gives you an idea on how to manage ‘team work’ at your work place. Similarly, your troubles and issues at work and how you work towards overcoming them gives you the strength to take on whatever life has in store for you, at home. But we’re here to talk about the  7 effects your personal life has on your professional success.

7 Reasons Why Your Professional Success Depends On Your Personal Life

People skills

Nobody is ever alone in its truest sense. Even if you live alone, there are still a dozen people in your life who are there to stay. So your personal life, like I said earlier, gives you the capability to deal with different personalities. You hone your people skills and can thus successfully have fruitful and successful relations at work.

Relationships

It is believed that people who are in happy relationships usually end up being successful at work. The reason behind this is that such people always have the right motivation and least pressure when they come back home. A happy relationship helps in keeping their mind refreshed and light at work. Whereas someone in an unhappy relationship will always carry the burden to work leaving the mind confused and dazed and incapable of making the right decisions.

Time management

Time management is one of the most important factors when it comes to having a successful career. You need to meet deadlines and projects in the given time frame and backlogs can mean you’re doomed. It is your personal life that teaches you time management in the clearest sense. As a family person you have to meet the requirements of each family member while still managing to make time for work. It makes your life organized and helps your prioritize accordingly.

Attitude

How you deal with problems as an individual is a big decisive factor in your professional life. A positive attitude helps you have a happy life and keeps you optimistic about things. It gives you the ability to think rationally before making rash decisions which is a very important trait for a working person. You can successfully manage your personal problems with a positive attitude and they thus do not carry on in your mind while you’re in your office.

Money matters

Money can’t buy happiness. Sure. But it can definitely keep you from slipping into the unhappy zone. Or careers are for making money while our personal lives are for spending money. So how you spend can affect your professional life too. If you’re a reckless spender, there is no doubt about the fact that sooner or later the pressure and burden will start making you worry about earning more. However, if you’re a cautious spender, you will always have a balance between your personal life and your professional life.

Independent nature

A person who is constantly dependent on others for opinions and ideas for small little things at home will always have the same attitude on the work front. However someone who knows how to take a stand and a decision will come across as a leader and will know how to manage people as well as tasks.

Priorities

Having a work-life balance is one of the most important points when it comes to comparing the happiness quotient of personal and professional lives. One must always draw boundaries to know when to stop work and where to begin with the personal life and vice versa. Keeping a tab on your personal life and giving time to love and your relationship with your partner also plays an important role in personality development. People who are constantly working and avoid having personal time off will eventually run out of patience and determination as compared to those who know where to draw the line.

So you see, our lives and phases are all interconnected. How we life in one phase will always show its colours in the other phase. Having a happy and balanced personal life is one of the pre-requisites for having a successful career.

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  1. Shawn Lim

    June 24, 2016 at 7:01 am

    In Chinese, there is a saying, “Success starts from home.”
    And I think this is very true. After reading this article, it is so clear that we need to take care of our personal life if we want to build a successful professional life.
    And what I need to learn now is to take the responsibility to make small decisions.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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