Monica from “Friends” once said, “Welcome to the real world! It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” As one of the “real world’s” newest residents, I’ve gleamed some insight since I began working.
Being the Type A person that I am, I cannot function without to-do lists. Each day, I write out my tasks for the day, but this is a fast-paced industry and some will carry over to the next day. The key is to prioritize your to-do list and to tackle the most challenging tasks first.
The “real world” teaches you very quickly, that you will not be able to please everyone – and that’s ok! I was told that all you can do is do your best and not worry what others think.
When starting a new job, it is normal to be unsure of yourself. Remember that you know more than you think you do. If you are unsure, ask for help.
We are human and we make mistakes. What is important is how we handle them. Own up, apologize and fix it. Nothing shows more maturity than taking responsibility.
Above all else, give yourself a break. We are all human. Life is about learning and experiencing new things, so take advantage of every opportunity.
While I certainly don’t have this whole “real world” thing figured out quite yet, I can say that each day is new and exciting, and Monica is right, I love it!