October 20 2017
As a young professional, a quarter life crisis can be terrifying. It can come on for a variety of reasons, such as money, relationships, and lack of career development. And you’re not alone. Psychologists from the University of Greenwich and University of London have revealed that approximately 90% of millennials have experienced intense confusion and depression at this point in their lives. What can you do to overcome your quarter life crisis?
Two Things To Remember
A quarter life crisis can feel overwhelming. Keeping these in mind can help you from becoming trapped.
• Identify the Root Causes – You need to determine why you’re feeling the way you’re feeling. What is the primary reason you feel so confined or overwhelmed? What are you worried about moving forward? The only way to address these problems is by being able to determine what is causing them.
• Don’t Compare Yourself to Others – In today’s social media age, this is difficult. But you are your own individual, and it’s important to focus on yourself. Don’t get bogged down by those who appear more successful or further along in their career development.
Consider Advice From Successful Professionals
Many of the world’s most successful people went through a quarter-life crisis.
• Mark Cuban advises to, “Never stop learning. Never stop grinding. Never stop loving every single minute of your life.” This is a great example of why continuing education is so important to your career development.
• Elon Musk tells millennials to work harder than everyone else, and to not be afraid to take risks.
• Oprah Winfrey was demoted at age 23. She later said, “I had no idea what I was in for or that this was going to be the greatest growing period of my adult life. It shook me to my very core, and I didn’t even know at the time that I was being shaken.” Even though this may seem like a bad time, you’ll end up being much better off because of it!