Moronic Musings

and other junk as it occurs to me.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Some Thoughts On Work

1. No one is perfect.
2. No one knows everything.
3. People who feel they have to be perfect and know everything are just wasting energy.
4. People who act like they're perfect and know everything are universally disliked.
5. It IS possible to be both humble and self-confident. The two attributes are not mutually exclusive. SO act like you know what you're doing, but don't be an ass about it.
6. When you're wrong, say so. A simple mea culpa will go a long way in maintaining (or rebuilding) others' respect for you.
7. Don't take yourself too seriously. If you can't laugh at yourself, you can bet that there are plenty of other folks who can.
8. See the best in people.
9. No matter how long you've been doing what you're doing, realize that you can learn from even the newest, greenest person in your field.
10. If you're good at your job, help others be good. You owe it to those who came before you. Pass good knowledge on.
11. Have fun at work. If you can't, find something else to do. Life is too short to spend a full third of it being miserable.
12. You were hired for a reason. You have at least minimal competence at your job, so stop second-guessing yourself.

Get out there and be awesome!

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