When you first start your career you're going to make mistakes - it's a given. What you do have control over, however, is what you do about them. Making a mistake and learning from it will be one of the most important skills for your success.

Getting stagnant

When was the last time you truly pushed yourself? If you find yourself doing the same thing day in and day out you're only missing out on valuable career progression.

Make a list of your goals for the next month, 3 months and 6 months time. These could be goals towards improving your skill level, making new connections or exploring new opportunities. Either way, having a goal keeps you moving forward (and stops you getting bored!)

Misplaced investments

Getting a new job is incredibly exciting, and finally getting the financial rewards that come with it seems like the perfect time to treat yourself. Beyond those occasional treats, you should also consider investments that will help your career long term.

Your mind and skillset will be the most valuable tool you ever invest in and better yet it won't deteriorate over time like a material good. Consider investing in workshops, classes or online courses as well as fun things like nights out and dinners. With our two free courses, you can start learning valuable new skills right now!

Overlooking your health

Your health will be the foundation of your career; it controls your energy, creativity and stamina to get through any hurdles. Without it, everything becomes harder. So if sick days or no sleep are becoming increasingly common it might be time to take a step back and reevaluate.

Caring for your body means investing in your mental and physical health, ensuring you get your body moving every day and consuming nutrient dense food to support your body.

When you're full of energy and feeling good everything else will seem easier. You can check out our wellbeing course here.

Never getting to know yourself

What do you love? What are you good at? What gets you out of bed in the morning? Knowing who you are and what you really want out of your career is essential to your success. Without it, your career goals become hazy and undefined.

Taking time to really reflect on your experiences and what you've learnt about yourself during those times will be the ultimate guide for the future. You can start here with our four questions for figuring out what to do with your life or our free self-discovery course.

Thinking small

We're only limited by our own expectations. Thinking big might seem scary but it's the only way to push yourself out of your comfort zone and onto bigger and better things.

You have no reason to limit yourself. Make a huge career goal and then work backwards to decide what you need to prioritise in order to make it happen. Our course on Goal setting is the perfect starting point.