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10 Reasons Why Abroad is Definitely Not For You.

by dee


The body. The mind. Emotionally. Spiritually. Living abroad is never for people who are weak-hearted. You’ll be out of your comfort zone, away from the place you know and feel safe in.

Going abroad is not for you if:

• If you're not sure of yourself. 
• If you can't eat your pride.
• If you will just complain.
• If you can't handle being sad.
• If you're weak.
• If you can't handle hardship and give up things. 
• If you can't stick with things. 
• If you aren't strong.
• If you don't know what to do when you get there. 
• If you don't know why you want to go there.

Moving abroad changes not only your personal life but also your work life in a big way. Earning a living in another country can be the start of an international career and network, or Failure and depression.

Here, your sadness will eat you up and make you cry for no apparent reason. You’ll get angry and frustrated a lot.

  • You can’t help but think about how different your life was in the Philippines and where you are now. You might even give up on yourself. And you’ll start to wonder if you really did make the right choice.
  • If you were the boss and at the top in the Philippines, you will have to start over from the bottom here.
  • If you are proud, nothing good will ever happen to you. Not everyone has the luck to get a good job that pays a lot of money.

The others have graduated and worked for good companies in the Philippines, but when they come here, they will be able to get any job: waiter, driver, receptionist, kitchen assistant, saleslady, etc. not what they expected.

1. You don’t know what it means to work hard.

If you’re used to having a lot of things done for you at home and don’t want to work the long hours that your boss might ask of you, you might want to stay home. After all, if life in the Philippines isn’t as bad as you think, you might not want to work abroad after all. To become an OFW, you have to put in a LOT of hard work.

2. You aren’t giving it your all.

We know that leaving the Philippines to work abroad doesn’t guarantee you’ll end up with a better life or situation.
But the most important thing is that you are fully committed to this new stage of your life. Understand that commitment is the difference between success and failure in anything worthwhile, like a marriage or a career.

3. Small things affect you a lot, and you lose sight of your goals.

If you aren’t very good at making decisions on your own, you might have trouble working abroad. Also, if you don’t have values like courage, self-confidence, honesty, and persistence, you might have more trouble than you can handle. Whether it’s a problem with a coworker, a roommate, or a personal issue in your home country, if you act quickly without thinking, you might make things worse. So, figure out how to look at the problem and deal with it in a positive way.

4. You depend too much on other people.

This is mostly a test of how independent you are, especially if you don’t have any close friends or family nearby to help you out. For many people, living abroad means they have to do everything on their own, like cook, clean, pay bills, etc. Will you do it? This is a test of how independent you are and what you can do on your own.

5. You’re always complaining.

On the way, there will be a lot of trouble. OFWs and other expats have to deal with it. If you have a disagreement with a coworker or are in a tough situation, you can’t just keep complaining about it. You need to learn how to change. You can’t keep complaining about your surroundings as if someone else will fix the problem for you. Again, you are on your own, so you need to learn to adapt and only complain when you have to.

6. You are impatient.

It’s great if you can find a job that pays well. But don’t think that you will move up the corporate ladder right away. There will be chances for you to show off your skills, but don’t expect to get what you want right away. It takes patience and persistence to work hard and get something done. It takes a lot of luck sometimes. But you have to keep going.

7. You care too much about comfort.

When you live abroad, you have to get used to a lot of new things, like the people you’ll have to deal with, the culture, your job, and your community. Here, the most important thing is to be able to change and adapt. At first, it will be hard, but if you keep the above tips in mind, you’ll be fine.

Because here, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living as long as every penny pay your bills.

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