Last Tuesday marked the first month of work ! and officially now into my second month. Received me first official pay slip today. Only opened it in the car after I reached home. Good news is good to be shared with loved ones so that it becomes more meaningful. That was what exactly what I did. Through SMS ! This I do not take it from the material sense but of the achievement. It is a big deal as it is pertaining me. You have all the right to be proud of yourself ! A month of work has passed by not too quickly and I have to make sure that the desire to work harder and better this soul and self will keep on burning !
I am an example of a late entree and never a second do/should I feel that I am ‘late’. Every person will have his or her own pace. In their career path and journey which they take, getting to know one self is most important. Work should not change you. You on the other hand can seek to ‘find’ and discover yourself. If you have been controlled by others before this, it ain’t the case anymore. Do not be too proud, hold tight those two reins, but don’t forget to loosen up a bit. Guide the way and be the captain. Lead, and do not just follow. Find your rhythm and never worry of rushing anywhere. What do they say about life again ? ‘It’s the journey that count’s.. not the destination’ . As for myself, I would love to make worthwhile. The journey as well as the destination.
I am looking for challenges. Both to overcome them as well as to test myself. Every second in life is a test. But when it is set as ‘default’ , we become unconscious of it, and choose to live life for granted, taking it as if we have all the time to ‘live’ our life. Make it more special and interesting that’s when you start making your own obstacles and challenges to achieve ! I have a long way to go and this is only the beginning.
A few tips if you just started work :
- be nice, polite and courteous to your colleagues and bosses at all time
- be humble but don’t make yourself look like anyone’s slave. you are working by your own rights !
- networking. this is the best time to overcome any shyness. Talk to colleagues from inside and outside your department. Invite them to lunch . It can appear that you are trying just too hard if you over do it. Balance is key. Talk to your bosses, there is no harm greeting them ‘Good morning’ and asking if they have taken their breakfast. Be sure not to ‘routinize’ your questions !
- Learn. Don’t be shy to ask if you are not sure of anything regarding work. Show that you are sincere and interested to learn so that you can do your work. Your colleagues/bosses will feel that you appreciate their presence. Again, don’t over do it. You have to do your homework too !
DEDICATING THIS POST TO ALL THE LOVELY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE MEANT THE LIFE TO ME. THANK YOU ALWAYS, FOR ALL THE KIND AND GENEROUS THOUGHTS, OPINION, ADVICE AND TIPS . MOST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING ME TO BECOME A BETTER PERSON AND VALUE LIFE . ‘JASAMU DIKENANG’. THANK YOU.