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How To Succeed As An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Abroad

>Gray Caumeran Gray Caumeran
May 28, 2017
  

 

How To Succeed As An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Abroad

Having a goal is an achievement by itself. But it is still not enough specially when you are an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) abroad. Add working away from your family and you will realize what I mean. All these circumstances are all dependent on how you react or respond to a certain situation. But having a Long-Term Goal as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) will surely help you on your way to complete your contract or hopefully extend it.

Why Having A Long-Term Goal Is Important

Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) abroad, one of the benefits of having  a Long-Term Goal while working abroad is that it helps you get things in perspective. It also helps you decide things correctly. An example of this is that when emotions are high and boredom is creeping in and shopping in-store and online seems to be the best remedy. If you do not have a Long-Term Goal in mind an immediate Short-Term Goal would appear. And that would mean spending your money and would-be remittance carelessly.  Spending it on things that can make you and your family happy now. But buying these things which you thought can make you happy for awhile is not guaranteed to last longer.

Another benefit of having a Long-Term Goal is that it helps you focus on the things that can contribute to the achievement of your goal. Long-Term Goals help us get out of our present situation. It let us live our life with meaning. And most specially help us get back the lost time with our family. The time when we were an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working away from them.

And lastly, having a Long-Term Goal gives you purpose and reason more than yourself. It clears up your mind of the things which you should not be doing. And instead it guides you to find ways and means to focus on the things which add value to your life.

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