Making any kind of a change can take the wind out of your sail. It can be discouraging, alter your confidence and definitely slow you down. No matter how much experience you have, when you make that change, there will be some setback before you can think about jumping ahead. Despite what you did and what you are about to do – there is something that will be different. That will and should present a learning curve. However, that is no reason to panic and let it become the focus of the transition. This IS the time to keep a clear head and know, going in, that it WILL be different. With that in mind, you just slide in, and with patience and determination, you begin to establish yourself.
Graduation from College and beginning a new job can get your nerves moving. Not to worry though – You are beginning to adjust and adapt to a new environment, new people, new protocol and new procedures, so the only thing you can do is take a deep breath and get involved. Embrace all that has been put in front of you. Don’t let the nerves get in the way. That will only slow down your own personal production. Ask to be included. Whatever they put in front of you – meet the challenge head-on. Make an impact and become a player. Take it slow, pay attention, listen to what they ask and say, process carefully and take action. At the end of the day, it’s all about the challenge, the action and the results. Transition, a good thing, is a period and the process of change and should be a time of self-challenge, growth and building.