Note To Self

These are messages to myself, you may not necessarily agree with them, yet they are lessons I need drilled into my thick skull.

  • There is such a thing as being over- competitive; that intense need to win can be detrimental and can backfire. It can also eat you alive or cause severe depression when you lose.
  • Sometimes, irrespective of how much energy you put in, a cause could be utterly futile.
  • The customer is ALWAYS right! One can not decide they’ve had enough of a customer being unrealistic, un-informed, cheap, arrogant, stupid or flaky. Under no circumstance is it alright to snap at a customer.
  • All good things come to he who waits. Must…practice… patience.
  • Allow for circumstances. Just cause your bosses promised you things, doesn’t mean that they can’t eat their words due to “unforeseeable circumstances”.
  • Just because you’ve done the work, is under no way a guarentee that you will get any of the credit.
  • No matter how brilliant you think you are, it’s what your boss thinks that matter.
  • There is no such thing as a job description, grow up and get over this point already!
  • Never again work for a company with fewer than 20 people on the ground. More so if you are going to be the youngest member in the team.
  • It is ok to be tired, exhausted, exasperated and suicidal. As long as you find healthy release.
  • Crying is therapy.
  • My best friend is bliss.
  • CFA self-study was (and continues to be) a bad idea, was absurd to think one could teach oneself self discipline by studying to sit for the CFA exam without an institutional study structure.
  • Your superiors can give you hell about not meeting targets, then pass a perfectly fine deal to another branch because they are scared of taking the responsibility of executing such a large project. WTF??????!!!!! (can’t talk myself into this one quite yet).
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4 thoughts on “Note To Self

  1. There is such a thing as being over- competitive; that intense need to win can be detrimental and can backfire. It can also eat you alive or cause severe depression when you lose.

    um, I guess it’s a matter of, mmm, optimizing your anticipation level .. you know, expecting the worse and so ..

    There is no such thing as a job description, grow up and get over this point already!

    I so relate to this!

    Enjoyed the post, 🙂

  2. meh I still think one should do everything in his power and always always stay positive the higher the anticipation level the better! the result/after shock should be dealt with as a separate component.

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