My latest promotion at work was announced yesterday and I was blown away by the number of emails and slacks I received. Unabashed support is one of the things I absolutely love about my co-workers and I will use their level of enthusiasm to gauge all of my future co-workers.

Even when my job sucks, the fact that I know that most of my cohorts genuinely care about my success, makes the bad times more productive.

My old tendency in rough terrain, would be to immediately flee or shut down. Now, when things get tough, I have the ware with all to face the issues head on, which generally ends in a more positive result.

I am thankful for what I have learned by being in this positive and supportive environment as it will continue to make me a better person and co-worker.

How can I be sure?

It already has.