July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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Not all of us are quick off the mark and succeed early in lif...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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A late bloomer is a deep thinker and is connected to the worl...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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Know your strong points. These include reflection, considerat...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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Keep an "Ideas Book" handy - perhaps next to your bed or in y...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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You should not be envious of friends and colleagues who have ...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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Recognize that others may turn to you when they need to calm ...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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Enjoy your eventual success and build on it. It took you a lo...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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Record your thoughts. Your process of getting to where you ar...
July 7, 2013
How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer
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Always trust in yourself and your abilities, for you are gett...
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  1. 1. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 1 Not all of us are quick off the mark and succeed early in life. Some of us are like slow-boiling pots, who need time to gather wisdom and make sense of the world around us. But watch out when a late bloomer finally gets it - late bloomers are the driving forces in the world because they have spent a long time digesting ideas, information and knowledge just to come up with some amazing solutions to the world's problems. 1. Determine if you are a late bloomer. There are many ways in which your blooming could be delayed: o Educational late bloomer. This could mean that your grades at school were so-so until suddenly you blossom and outstrip all the other kids in one set of exams. o Career late bloomer. It could also be that you have spent the first 15 - 20 years of your adult life wondering what career you want. Then you suddenly fall into it and do brilliantly. o Social late bloomer. When everyone else was racking up their firsts, the idea of making new friends and dating was foreign--perhaps terrifying to you. That is, until one day, you realize that talking to people isn't nearly as scary as it seems, and your social circle unfolds. 2. 2
  2. 2. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 2 A late bloomer is a deep thinker and is connected to the world in a way that is different from the "rush-rush, achieve-now" crowd. You are clever. Fast colleagues are suffering from burn-out, and you are just on the rise and now ready to take over the helm. People tend to make poor decisions when they're in a hurry to keep up with everyone else's timeline; as a result, you make better decisions and fewer mistakes. 3. 3
  3. 3. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 3 Know your strong points. These include reflection, consideration and patience. Use these to build up your self-confidence and to tide yourself through life's low points when you feel that you are swimming against the tide. 4. 4
  4. 4. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 4 Keep an "Ideas Book" handy - perhaps next to your bed or in your bag. Whenever ideas strike you (and late bloomers have many ideas), write them down. You may be wading in indecisiveness at the time but that idea has significance and may be very useful later on when you come back to it. 5. 5
  5. 5. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 5 You should not be envious of friends and colleagues who have already "made it" or seem better adjusted to the world than you. You are just taking longer than them because results matter a lot to you. For you, the journey matters as much as the outcome. There's no point in comparing yourself to others. Accept that you are an individual human being going on an individual route at an individual pace. 6. 6
  6. 6. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 6 Recognize that others may turn to you when they need to calm down. Use that skill to help them. Also realise that this is an important skill that you can use in choosing a vocation, career or lifestyle. 7. 7
  7. 7. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 7 Enjoy your eventual success and build on it. It took you a long time to get there but bets are, you know what you are doing far more than those who got there earlier and people will start to come to you as they have great confidence in your experience, knowledge and the fact that you have thought so deeply about everything and reached your own conclusions rather than parroting someone else's. 8. 8
  8. 8. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 8 Record your thoughts. Your process of getting to where you are will likely help someone else, especially other family members. Traits like this can be easily inherited and if your children or another family member can be helped through you, then you will have made life better for someone else. 9. 9
  9. 9. July 7, 2013 How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer Page 9 Always trust in yourself and your abilities, for you are getting there and you will conquer the difficulties in ways that others can only dream of. Instant achievement is not always a fairytale come true - think of the people who are so afraid because they do not know what they're doing. Late bloomers avoid that feeling by making sure they do know what they're doing!

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