I hit my one year anniversary with Enterprise recently and it felt really good. Hard work pays off, and it's as simple as that. Well, there are a few more things I've found are very important along the road to success.
Believing in your own ability is 100% the most important thing. If you don't believe in you, why should someone else? It's important to keep your head up, make mistakes, and take those mistakes and make them the best learned lesson going forward. You're worth everything you want, and everything you can dream.
Accept responsibility for your mistakes. No one is perfect. You may be the best at XY&Z, but you'll mess up going through the rest of the alphabet without a doubt. That's OKAY. Take responsibility, apologize if necessary, and keep pushing through.
Be on time. If you're serious about your personal success, prove it. That starts with showing up to the right place at the right time. And this is coming from someone who's cardio has become running late- but I always make it!
BE POSITIVE. No one likes a Debbie Downer. See the opportunity, not the failures. Decide to appreciate the chaos, the mishaps, being short staffed, and you will soar. Who cares that things aren't perfect? Not you! Because you're ready to take on the world all on your own! (But don't actually do that, you need help.) Some days will be better than others, but you don't ever want to let a bad yesterday ruin a perfectly good today. Enjoy the journey to wherever it is you're going or the destination won't mean a thing.
Whether it's with your peers, your boss, or your people, communication is the largest component in any relationship. If you love something, say it. If you would like to change something, say it. If you have a different idea than your boss, tell him or her (because btw, it's good for that to happen. That means you're thinking).
Be strong and emotional in all the right ways. Know your business, know your people, and not for any other reason than it matters to you. Not because of money, not because of a promotion. It matters because you care and because your heart is in it. If your heart isn't in the company you work with and work for, leave. It's not worth it. You'll never be happy, and you'll never find what it is you're looking to find.
Do everything to the best of your ability today, and tomorrow will take care of itself. It's scary not knowing what's going to happen in the future but it's comforting knowing you're putting your heart into everything you do. Everyone else will stand behind your efforts, too. Happiness is never where you look for it, but always where you find it. Trust you're in good hands. You get what you give in every situation when you trust that it all works out for the best.