10 Life Lessons I’ve Learnt on the Job

  1. Work to your satisfaction. Not the satisfaction of others
  2. Know what’s important and pursue that.
  3. Be honest and upright in all circumstances
  4. Be humble and ready to admit when you don’t know something. And be willing to admit when you are wrong.
  5. Be open to suggestions and corrections. Everything is an opportunity for learning.
  6. Be prepared to make mistakes and fail but learn to do so graciously and pick yourself up after
  7. If you don’t make time to do something now, you will end up having to make time for it later.
  8. Know how to prioritise. Prioritise often.
  9. Be fair and show no favouritism to those working under you. Give praise when praise is due.
  10. Be prepared to work hard for what you believe is right and don’t always look for shortcuts from doing what you have to. It might hurt now working a bit harder but you can save yourself a ton of heart ache later on.

Update:

  1. As cliche as it sounds it’s true: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
  2. Learn to delegate tasks because you can’t do everything by yourself.

 

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