The transition from college to “real life” can be daunting, but it is also unbelievably exciting. Landing your first job and taking the first step to living that big bold life you’ve always imagined is one of the most liberating feelings a human will ever experience.
But with that liberation and excitement can also come new challenges…and you’re not alone in feeling that!
It’s Not You!
Entering the workforce in your first “real job” is quite literally a new world, right? It’s different from a summer job. There are intricacies to the company culture you didn’t expect, there are higher expectations that can seem overwhelming, and there are so many new things to be learned!
But rather than letting the stresses of this new world overcome you – take a step back, take a deep breath, and realize that these challenges are something every single person deals with as they enter not only the workforce, but also every new job throughout their career.
The corporate world can be messy; it can be complicated. If you’re feeling that you’re not enough, you don’t have the knowledge to succeed – believe us, you are not alone. You did nothing “wrong” to feel this way! What it really comes down to is there is no syllabus for life experience. You’re learning and having new experiences literally every single day, and that can be uncomfortable.
But don’t let it affect your self-confidence. This is only the beginning for you.
Everyone makes mistakes and feels lost when they start something new. It’s time to embrace those feelings of discomfort, turn it into grit and drive, and use it as self-motivation to grow, learn, and become the best version of you. When you embrace these feelings is when you’re really going to start achieving that wild professional and personal growth that will carry you through your journey to career success and fulfillment.
How to Set Yourself Up for Success
You’ve done everything right up to this point. You finished high school, you got your degree, you did all the extracurriculars to set yourself up for success – but that isn’t where it ends. Your life is an ever-evolving journey and you must always look at it that way; you cannot stay stagnant.
Look at your first job as the first piece in that complicated, yet exciting 1,000-piece puzzle. After you’ve put all the pieces of that puzzle together, the big picture manifests itself and that feeling of joy and accomplishment overcomes you. This puzzle can be compared to your life. Each puzzle piece is a piece of knowledge, a mindset trick, or a skill that you’ll need to manifest those big picture dreams you have for your career and life.
No one ever knows everything on day one. But if you invest in learning translatable skills and positive mindset tricks while leaning into those uncomfortable experiences – this is what will lead to major growth and enable you to win in today’s work environment.
Take some time to set yourself up for success by mastering daily habits, adaptable skills, and positive growth mindsets that will transform your life and help you win in any situation. NimblyWise can help set you up for a transformational journey that will help you reach those big goals and set yourself up for success in your current role and beyond.