Making a success of your professional life (in any field), may be filled with many bumps and challenges – overcoming them will make the success that much sweeter. Here’s how:
The worst thing about starting a new job is the feeling of being at the bottom of the food chain and being the “new girl”.Apart from doing your actual job, you are faced with the prospect of endearing yourself to your new colleagues and trying to establish yourself as an invaluable addition to the team without stepping on anyone’s toes.
The balance you need to achieve:
• In order to do well in your career, you need to know your stuff. Understanding what your job entails means you can produce great work.
• Instead of bickering and competing, find a way to work with your colleagues. A competitive spirit does not hurt but draw a personal line you will not cross for personal advancement. You want your colleagues to respect you instead of calling you rude names behind your back or openly despise you.
• Set goals of where you see yourself in a year or five in the career you work in so that you can see the progress you are making. If you see that you are getting closer to success then you can continue and know that the goals you set are working. If not, re-evaluate your situation and decide what your next move will be.
• Quitting does not mean failure. Sometimes you have to have the courage to change your career path if the one you chose does not turn out the way you hoped it would. Regrets are a hard thing to live with.
Success is in you You are the master of your own universe. In order to succeed in all aspects of your life, you need to be the one to make all the choices, sometimes they might be good and at other times they might be a mistake and that is ok. Change routes until you get where you want to be in life.
Personal development means you have to go through some hardships in order to grow. This will strengthen you character and make you want to succeed that much more.
There are people in your life who do not want to see you succeed. Sometimes it may be your colleagues, and at other times it might be the people who you expect to support you the most: your friends and family.
That is why it is important to be your own champion first before expecting it from others. The trophy that goes with your success is yours to cherish and knowing that you worked hard for it on your own is the reason why you have to keep at it and climb that ladder until you reach the ultimate goal.