After only one day in my new full-time position, I can tell I’m going to learn A LOT in a very short amount of time.
This is one of the main reasons I decided to take this opportunity in the first place. In all honesty, I felt like I was plateauing as a freelancer, worrying more about finding work than pushing myself to learn more and become better.
I can already feel the mental growing pains that come whenever you have a ton of information thrown at you all at once and, honestly, I love it.
I’ve always welcomed uncertainty in past - you have to when you choose to work for yourself.
Now, since learning is built into the company culture, the only uncertainty is exactly how much I will learn each day and, like most adult things, this is completely up to me.
Growing pains are inevitable when you actively push yourself to learn and grow. Much like after working out for the first time, you experience a certain mental hypertrophy that eventually levels out with practice.
If you ask me, I would much rather feel the discomfort that comes with change than live with the atrophy that comes with apathy.