Permanent & Grade Promotion

There are different kinds of journeys in life.
For some, you’ll have a clear destination in mind.
For others, you’ll wander until the right road appears.
Even if you know precisely where you want to end up,
the process of veering off-track with intention and curiosity,
that will reassure that your path is right…

Time is flying fast, don’t you think? It has been a year now, since the day I’ve arrived & join this company. After join in a company in a year, the good thing I expect is all about grade promotion & permanent offering.

You see, we all want to be recognized for our capabilities. So we work hard, learning all we can, and showcasing what we’ve got. The sound from our boss, such as “you have so much potential” is indeed, alluring music. But, the main point is, Sometimes, actions speak louder than words.

If we’re really that good, the offering will just come eventually. So, when I’ve been offered for permanent position & grade promotion, it reflect a recognition about my effort & what I’ve done.

You see, a promotion is like a deal, a business transaction, so I’m treating it as one. The higher grade, means higher salary, but also more contribution & more responsibility. It’s up to me to take control of my own career. And, this step is part of  “step by step plan”, in the big picture of my life.

Nothing Fancy, but Stability & Security
Here’s the truth: Finding a stable career isn’t something that happens overnight, it’s a hard work. Lot of people say it’s important, but their actions suggest otherwise. The thing is, the way we spend our time are direct reflections of our values, right? If stable career matters to you, it’s worth sacrifice.

Since few years ago ‘till the beginning of this year, I lived in a state of transition, so consumed anxiety & worry. Sometimes, the only way to really learn what I enjoy and what doesn’t is to simply step in there and give it a try. As I gain experience, I become more astutely aware of what an idea of “the right” job looks like.

So, what I used to do is constantly asking myself, honestly. “Is this where I want to be, what I want to do, for the rest of my professional life?” Yes, being permanent, it offers me stability & security. It’s a lot easier to live with a secure & constant income stream. It’s a good foundation to built my own family, where I’ll get more responsibilities than just myself. I know, it’s not too fancy, but for me, it means something good.

Savor The Moment
At the end of the day, my career is all about me. Nothing else controls the situation. No one else is responsible. So, I’m trying to hold myself accountable for my own life and the choices I make.

Above all else, making progress is not like winning a race. Yes, it requires endurance and, at times, extreme exertion. But the journey is the reward, not the finish line. Progress happens in the day-to-day. So, I just want to give myself the respect I deserve for making it happen, and savor it. It’s the result of my sweat, in the permission of God. And progress itself is the epic journey.

Again… Fabi ayyi aala i rabbikuma tukadzdziban? 🙂 🙂

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