Just a few things I have learnt over the past few years in teaching; though they apply to any workplace. Be flexible. If you can adapt and roll with last-minute changes, meetings or projects without complaint, you will be regarded very highly indeed. Sure, a last-minute shift in the proceedings might be annoying or inconvenient, but if there is nothing you can do about it, complaining will only stunt your progress. Just get on with it, and show that you can adapt to whatever comes your way. After all, isn’t that life? This might seem like a contradiction, after
I’ve come to realise, in my quest to live more intentionally and healthfully, that there is a phrase that tends to sway me from my path and leaves me feeling guilty and frustrated. Two short words. You may hear and use them often. F–k it. They are simply a license to do things we know we’ll regret. Think about it. We never say ‘f–k it’ when we are about to do something that is good for us. As one comedian put it, “No one ever said ‘F–k it, I’m gonna have a carrot!’” F–k it means freedom. Hedonism. Wildness. Spontaneity.