Go, go, power rangers! If you grew up in the late nineties (90s)/early two thousands (2000s) like me, you’ve probably experienced waking up early to watch the power rangers on TV.
Yes, the shows are over the top and cliche at times. But you can’t deny that the impressive costumes and abilities, and of course, the Megazord fights, easily catch every child’s attention and imagination.
But besides being entertaining, the show also has plenty of lessons and skills from the power rangers that remote working kids at heart can find useful. For one, these career lessons from the power rangers can help improve relations with your co-workers and career progression.
What are these lessons, then? Let’s find out.
Failure Isn’t the End.
There are times, most commonly at the start of the episode, when the power rangers fail to stop the bad guys. But does that prevent them from getting back up and trying again? Of course not. That would mean the show’s over now, would it?
One of the most important career lessons you can learn from the power rangers is that failure is a part of life. No matter how good or skilled you are at your home-based job, you will encounter failures at work. Or, no matter how great your resume is, there could be times when you might find it hard to land a job.
But the thing is, failure isn’t permanent, unless you quit. As the power rangers have shown, they get up and assess their failures and correct them in the next fight, which allows them to prevail next time. So cheer up; today’s failure may be the catalyst for tomorrow’s success.
There is No “I” in Team.
One of the most prominent lessons taught by the Power Rangers, whether in our career or personal life, is the value of teamwork. No matter how powerful this week’s monster is, they’re no match for the Power Rangers when they’re working together.
Yes, there are times when a single ranger (especially ones introduced later in the show) defeats the monster alone. But this doesn’t happen often. Later, they’ll have to work with the other rangers to defeat a monster they can’t beat alone.
Although the stakes aren’t as high, this is similar to our everyday work life. We depend on our co-workers, for better or worse, to get things done and vice versa. Working as one enables all of you to be more productive and reduces friction in the workplace as well.
Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself.
Part of being a Power Ranger is keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape. Sure, they have morphers, which gives them superpowers. But a big factor behind why they’re able to tackle villains and take a beating is because they always take care of themselves.
Since their audience is primarily children, many episodes of the Power Rangers focus on teaching good eating habits and exercising. And yet, this is one of the lessons from the Power Rangers that remains applicable even in your career.
You may not be fighting monsters, but that doesn’t mean you should let yourself go. Spending a long time sitting can’t be good for your health. It increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues.
Regularly exercising enables you to perform at your best at work everyday, especially if you’re working online.
There is Strength in Diversity.
No Power Ranger team is complete without at least one female member, either as the pink, yellow, or light blue ranger. And no, they aren’t just for looks, either. They’re just as competent and impressive as their male counterparts.
Additionally, there are several instances where the team comprises African-American, Asian, and Latino members. These members help diversify and provide audiences with someone they can relate to while watching the show.
In the workplace, you will encounter and work with a wide variety of people with different backgrounds, skills, and personalities. For your team to work effectively, you must learn to embrace these differences and learn to work together.
You Have to Overcome Your Fears to Grow.
Just because they have powers doesn’t mean that the Power Rangers can’t feel fear or despair. Even they have moments where they must face their greatest fears, whether in their mission to save the world or their personal lives.
Despite this, what matters most is whether or not they let their fears control them. The series shows us that it’s alright to sometimes feel afraid or anxious when faced with challenges. That’s what makes us human, after all.
What matters more is whether or not we let our fears get the better of us. Yes, it’s understandably difficult to face one’s fears. But if you don’t confront and overcome your fears, you will never be able to get far.
Believe in Yourself.
You don’t need to have morphers to be unique. Even without them, the Power Rangers are already great because they believe in themselves. They’re not afraid to follow their passions and do their best in everything they do.
So whenever you start doubting yourself, just remember that it’s not the morpher that makes a Power Rangers. It’s their hearts that do. So believe that you will overcome them no matter what challenges you encounter.
In addition, never allow yourself to fall into the mistake of thinking you should copy someone else to succeed. There is no one path to success, and your uniqueness will help you find your own, just as each Power Ranger brings a unique advantage to the team.
Power Rangers, Go!
They may be a series aimed at children, but the Power Rangers games and shows still hold many valuable lessons for adults. Learning these career lessons from the Power Rangers will prove invaluable in helping you morph not only into a better remote worker, but also a better person.