Celebrating A Work Journey: One Year Down, Many More To Go
So you’ve made it. Finally, after one year, you’ve made it through the trials and tribulations that come with starting a new job and have come out the other side fully intact and a more knowledgeable and confident person to boot. Now you’ve reached this milestone, what is there to do but celebrate? This post will look at how you can commemorate this momentous occasion, hopefully filling you with joy and preparing you for the year ahead.
Reflecting On A Year Gone By
Now that you have made it through a year of your journey through the winding avenues of work, it’s time to reflect on and celebrate all you have achieved (and perhaps some of your mistakes you could learn from). If you are unsure of whether or not you are deserving of praise, read a heartfelt anniversary message that should get you in the right frame of mind to properly understand why this is such a momentous achievement. By reflecting on your journey, you can see how you put your skills into action, those skills you have learned on the job, along with all of the accomplishments you’ve made. However, this reflection should also involve what went wrong in order to grow and learn and ultimately make you a better person in the process.
Challenges Became Opportunities For Growth
Following from the latter part of the previous section, understanding where you went wrong will enable you to see in better light which challenges you were able to overcome and how you did so. This can give you a much-needed boost in self-confidence and help you to understand your value to the business and team you work with. While self-worth shouldn’t be connected with your job, realizing that a job well done can significantly improve your self-esteem is worthwhile all by itself.
Supportive Colleagues Turned Into Friends
If you’re like most employees around the world, you likely spend more time with your colleagues than you do with other friends or family. Although this might not be ideal, you can think about it another way. Over the course of a year, you will have turned from a new start to a colleague and, hopefully, into a trusted confidant for other team members throughout your organization. This is undoubtedly an accomplishment on its own and something to be proud of.
Learning Something New Every Day
All people should strive to better themselves throughout life, whether that be aiming to become a better parent and spending more quality time with your family, becoming better at your work, or simply learning a new skill that you can utilize for the betterment of your life. Even the most mundane jobs can teach you new things. It could be how to handle stress better, all the way up to learning something utterly unique on the job, such as new sales techniques, etc.
Now that you have had a year and are reflecting on your accomplishments, you should be thankful to have another year to increase your skills and friendships further. A year is a long time, and much can be achieved if you are willing to do the work.