There comes a point in your life when all things suddenly seem to be working out right. You can do one of the following: (1) acknowledge it is all happening, relish in it and seize the opportunity; or (2) you can just wonder if it’s all real, and then watch the opportunity pass you by.
I choose (1). Sure, there will be risks involved, you will have your doubts, but I believe with perseverance you can overcome all the odds and see your dreams materialize.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney
One of the silliest things I’d ever heard (read, actually, because it was on the papers) goes something like this
Blogging is my life…if I lose my blog, I have nothing.
That, coming from a certain local Gen-Yer “blogebrity” a couple of years ago after someone hacked into her blog (the one everybody is reading about, apparently. Funny how “everybody” excluded me at the very least), causing her to have lost a lot of money in sponsorships and advertising and whatever nonsense people decided to put on her blog.
My point, probably 3-4 years too late, is this: BLOODY HELL, GET A BLEEDING LIFE ALREADY! And if you say you have nothing if you lose your blog, then you haven’t really achieved anything, have you?
…because I find that, increasingly, the limits of my patience at work is being tested and pushed to the extremes. Like today, for instance, when I really felt like venting all my frustration, checked only by timely realizations that losing my cool isn’t going to help anything—or anyone for that matter— at all; not especially since I’m expected to captain of a ship I have to steer all at the same time.
So here’s to patience:
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
- Stanislaw J. Lec, poet (1909-1966)
Can we at least agree that the next time you decide to have a clash of egos during meetings, you could at least have the decency to keep things between yourselves (hereinafter referred to as “the interest parties”) and take your arguments offline so that the rest of us (“the non-combatants”) would not be caught in between and start wondering if we are forced to take sides?
Particularly so when the interest parties/combatants happen to be higher ranking than the non-combatants. Please, please, please, for the love of God, don’t do anything to wreck the morale of the other staff, especially when we work in an environment where every little soul matters to the others.
Maybe that way, we could keep the recidivism rates of MCs and urgent leave in check, and maybe, just maybe, despite differences in opinions and what not, we could at least pretend we actually like one another.
A little more self-restraint, leave the egos at home, and think of others before self, please?