This has been my favorite "quote" for years now. Not only out of arrogance, since it comes from me, but because of how badly I need to be reminded of it. In fact, I've had four posts about this over the last 5 years. 1. 2. 3. and 4.
Today's number 5. And it's a confession. Because I ignored my own advice.
I entered my most recent place of employment fully intending on following this advice. And I quickly got bored. It's hard starting over at a new place. You are all well aware of how completely arrogant I am. So, let me continue with it for a moment. Some people are quick to recognize talent. Some seem oblivious to it.
For the latter group, on day 1, I am an infant. My past does not precede me. I can not be trusted.
And yet, I am desperate to be trusted. I am desperate to be given the ball and run with it. And when not given the ball - when not given authority - I turned to condescension in order to try and self-establish myself as a position in authority in the workplace.
It didn't work. I knew it wouldn't. And yet, my lack of patience got in the way.
But, now I am in a better mental place. Still confident in my abilities. But more focused on being the best bat boy I can be until they call me up.