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An Administrator Finds Inspiration In Olympic Athlete Success
Me and The Olympics
I am a huge sports fan, but this summer I found myself watching sports that I would never have before. This was because I just loved the feeling of the Olympics . I even ended up glued to the Dressage, which I never really understood. I am not a fan of Boxing, but I was rooting for the Natasha Jonas. I feel that the atmosphere at the Olympics was what hooked the majority of people.
However, now that the Olympics are over, what I think about is how dedicated the athletes are as 4 years preparation is a long time. However, the dedication and determination reaches all aspects of their lives, including their diets, social lives and lifestyle. I personally would struggle with this, but I am an ordinary person. However, there must be some lessons that we can take from the Olympic Athlete’s success.
My Normal Working Life; very average no promotions
I am an Administrative Assistant and have been one for 7 years. I have made little progress although I like my work and my bosses have always indicated that they are happy with me. Nevertheless, when promotions come up every year, I always fail to get it. I come second to colleagues and now people who recently join. Seeing all these people achieving so much on the TV made me feel that I should try to make sure I move ahead. My manager confirmed that I need more qualifications, as HR need to approve my promotion. This was great news for me and it meant that I was finally getting the career I wanted.
My Solution To Achieving My Goals
I have not studied since leaving secondary school, but it seems a small action to guarantee this achievement. I enrolled in an Administration Course that I took full-time during my holiday. I wanted to get it finished quickly and I actually enjoyed the course.
I passed the Diploma at the end of my week’s holiday. I had covered a fair amount of the work in my work, so I felt far more confident in the exercises than other people. At the end I got an all important pass and presented it to my boss.
Did the Olympics Inspire You?
My Success after the hard work paid off. Here are the results
My manager agreed that HR was satisfied that I should be moved up to the next pay grade and he would give me more responsibility. I feel great, as I made a sacrifice to break out of being stuck at one level.
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