There is so much for millennials to learn from the legendary group of men and women categorized as “Baby Boomers”.
As millennials we recognize these men and women as are our parents, aunts, uncles, and/or employers. If you were looking for the group of Americans that are most intrigued about our long lasting need for social freedom, it’s the Baby Boomers.
While known for their intense focus on family structure, financial security, and political participation, the baby boomers have alot to learn from us millennials, but also alot to teach us.
We often miss the learning opportunity due to our differences in lifestyle opinions; which can use tweaking on both generations behalf.
Baby Boomers were raised to show extreme obedience and discipline from their parents. In efforts to give lifestyle relief to their millennial children they lightened the load of obedience. One of the benefits of inheriting the benefits of their hardwork is the opportunity to embrace our individuality without being forced to meet the status quo, but change it entirely.
Here are four things we could learn from these seasoned veterans:
- Work hard. Without question, Baby Boomers are known as a hardworking generation, sometimes to a fault. You don’t have to be a workaholic to work hard. God does not delight in laziness. So don’t settle. Constantly strive to exceed expectations.
- Set goals for yourself. Baby Boomers in the workplace tend to have career goals. You need to know where you are going. You should have some career goals in place. These goals can be for the short-term and the long-term. Of course, seek God’s guidance in your career. Change direction if you feel God directing you to do so. But assuming that your direction is aligned with His direction, set goals to keep you on track.
- Be self-motivated. Great leaders tend to be highly motivated men and women. Baby Boomers are known for their internal drive. They don’t need someone to motivate them to work, they just do it. As a young leader, you need to be motivated. Your team needs you to be motivated. If you find yourself in a slump, try to determine the reason for it. Spend some time asking, “Why?” And make whatever adjustments are needed.
- Don’t run from competition.Baby Boomers are known to be competitive in the workplace. Certainly, you can go overboard with this. But here is what you need to learn from Boomers—don’t be afraid of competition. Competition can make you be more creative. Competition can force you to make better decisions. Competition can make you rethink how you are leading your team. Competition can make you develop into a better leader. So don’t run from competition.
To all the baby boomers, we admire your efforts and salute your accomplishments. We hope to learn from you while staying free in hopes you too will become as liberated as you are wealthy in assets and wisdom.
– The street Blogger