Everybody wants to become the best in what they do. Well, why not? If you do it in the right way without harming anyone, it is a lucid dream then. You don’t have to become the best in the world. But how can you become a top-class Structural Engineer? You worked hard for years to get that degree and license. Anyway, having a degree and the license will not make you a great engineer. How can you implement what you learned so far in the right way when you start your career as a Structural Engineer? In this article, I am revealing some exercises that will make you a top-class. Do you want to become a top-class engineer? Read further then.
* Ask yourself a lot of questions
Ask yourself questions – related to day-to-day life and your work. Well, if you don’t know anything, you can refer to the Internet. Anyway, try to exercise your mind. How did you write the answers to the questions that were on the license exam paper? You didn’t use the Internet, am I right? You figured out everything from your brain power. In other words, train your brain to find answers. Most people only exercise their bodies, but not their brains. But to become a top Structural Engineer; you should exercise the both.
* What is the right way to ask questions? No matter who you ask, do it in the right way. I am saying it for a valid reason. People have so many questions in their minds, but they don’t the right way to ask it from someone. As a new Structural Engineer, learn how to ask questions of experienced individuals in the industry. Only then you will find the answers to what you are looking for.
* Validate your answers
It is like you are facing an exam. You thought of the answers to the questions yourself, and wait for the results. If you had done well, then you will get a good mark. It is a validation. How can you apply it for your career? Well, as mentioned; you asked a lot of questions yourself. Validating your findings is the next step. Go on the Internet and do your research about it. How far you managed to get it right?
* It is OK to make mistakes, but you should learn from them. Anyway, as a Structural Engineer; you can’t afford to make disastrous mistakes that will put many lives in danger. It is not like you getting something wrong in the question paper. Mistakes made by engineers have killed thousands of people in the past. So, don’t get me wrong when I say – it is OK to make mistakes. However, it is a well-known fact that you can learn a lot from your mistakes. Try your best to minimize them though. Learning something new from your mistake is a priceless act. Admit your mistakes, and fix them quickly (don’t just cover it with a plaster though.)
Put yourself in charge. Look for the most effective way to complete your tasks. Don’t take everything for granted. Becoming the best is not a piece of cake, but not a mirage either. Work harder for it so.