It’s interesting how nostalgia comes into play, especially in your career.
The “good ole days” one may call it.
Often it’s a feeling of joy bringing back your career confidence of yesteryear.
Maybe, it’s you diving into code that you haven’t seen in years and remembering quickly how it all works.
Maybe, you’re a seasoned pro and starting out with a new company that reminded you of your 1st professional position after college.
Maybe, it’s you getting pulled into a new project where you’re finding similarities where you were able to perform your best work.
Maybe, it’s reuniting at a new company with past colleagues you previously worked with and were truly the A team.
Maybe, it’s having a lunch with a previous manager reflecting on how he/she has shaped you to what you are today.
Maybe, it’s passing that certification exam, and how it felt similar to handing in your last term paper in college.
Maybe, it’s you hopping on an introduction project conference call allowing you to reflect on previous experiences of starting something brand new again.
Allow the opportunities of nostalgia to sit in when they come, as I think they are a great motivator to keep you moving forward while remaining youthful and satisfied in your career.