Enduring the Process
Each member of a company’s workforce has goals he or she is looking to achieve in their career path. To achieve goals in a career path, every employee needs to endure a process to achieve the goal. While in the process, the employee will learn valuable lessons essential for the next step in the process and in the following steps. For instance, the lessons an employee learns while in grade school help them prepare for lessons learned in college and beyond.
The process to achieve career goals also gives employees time to make mistakes and learn from them. Making mistakes can be difficult, and sometimes be very demoralizing; however, mistakes made while in the process can be great learning experiences for employees to motivate themselves to keep moving forward.
Baptist minister and social rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached,
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
The problem that occurs is that employees find the process so difficult to overcome that they give up too soon. Processes to achieve career goals can take longer, have more steps, and require more lessons to be learned. During hard times in the process, employees need to find guidance to help them to find the motivation to continue on the process to achieve their career goals. Leadership teams and employees who endured similar struggles during their process can help newer employees be reminded of their career goals and provide guidance.
When employees in a workforce help each other along their process, they will both learn valuable skills on mentorship and a deeper understanding on why their process went the way it did. All part of achieving career goals.
Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates taught,
“Patience is a key element of success.”