As a young employee, I can sometimes feel down and discouraged when navigating the challenges of the workplace and my career. It’s easy to lose perspective and get caught up in the relentlessness of it all. It’s so important that we remember the 5 following points:
1. Take time to rest
Working towards goals can sometimes feel long and frustrating. We can easily become tangled up in restlessness and discontentment and the niggling feeling that we’re not as far as we should be is often difficult to shake. Remembering you are on a journey is so important. You don’t need to have reached every goal before you can rest and relax.
2. Recognise your successes
Recognise and acknowledge your successes, regardless of how small they may seem. Revel in those micro-victories and don’t wait for someone else to say ‘well done’ before feeling proud of yourself.
3. Life is not a race
Don’t compare yourself or worry about how you are fairing in relation to others. You don’t need to be at certain life stages at certain ages.
4. Trust your gut
Listening to more experienced professionals is a great way to grow but not all advice needs to be accepted. It’s important to know your own mind and to be self-assured enough to uphold your convictions when you feel you ought to.
5. You have every right to be confident
You don’t need to have everything together in order to be confident. You don’t need to be perfect before you can be confident and heck, you don’t need permission from others before you can be confident.