Ten the Hard Way

10 things I’ve learned (the hard way) as a working professional…

  1. Always be professional.
  2. Keep your ego in check.
  3. Everything takes time.
  4. Be patient, flexible and don’t overreact.
  5. Treat everyone, no matter their level, with respect.
  6. Give without ambition or desire for recognition.
  7. Be intelligently paranoid.
  8. Letting go doesn’t mean you don’t care.
  9. Strive for what is good overall and adequate, not perfection.
  10. It’s about moving forward, so realize that everything you do will fade and become obsolete.