You have just as many hours in the day as Jennifer Lawrence, Mark Zuckerberg, Chiara Ferragni, Emma Watson and Zoella, and you’re JUST as capable of achieving great things.
This is why our generation is set for record-breaking success.
1. We are the most educated people EVER
Millennials are the most educated generation in history. Yes we may have massive student loans to repay but we are more worldly than anyone our age ever has been. Far more of us have degrees and post-graduate qualifications than our parents, and this gives us a pretty solid advantage.
2. We want to help others however we can
More and more of us are spending time volunteering for good causes and donating money to charity. Because we have been made more aware of what’s going on around the world as well as right here on our doorstep, we feel a stronger duty to help others where we can, and achieve success in doing so.
3. We are motivated
A recent survey found that 65 per cent of people say that personal development is the most important factor in a job. Our generation knows that it’s tough out there, and that working hard is the only way to get ahead.
4. We don’t think money is everything
Young people don’t value money as much as old generations who would trade happiness for money. Millennials would rather have a job they enjoyed with ‘meaningful work‘ over money, meaning we make better employees. You are more successful doing things you enjoy.
5. We want to change the world…and we will
In a survey of 7,800 millennials from 28 countries, 50 per cent said they wanted to work for companies with “ethical practices”. According to the survey, most millennials believe that businesses have a duty to address issues in the world such as climate change, inequality and the lack of opportunities and resources.
6. We stick together
A survey also found that although we are the most connected generation in history because of the improvement of technology, we are also the least trusting of other generations. The study said that: “When asked – generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people,” just 19 per cent said most people can be trusted. This means that we are more likely than other generations to help each other succeed, rather than being focussed on our own individual goals all of the time.