I had just hit my one-year work anniversary and damn, it was no easy feat. Many people tell me they enjoy studying more than working, I’ve also had friends who deliberately opt to extend their studies. I cannot understand why would anyone prefer academics. I get so much more satisfaction out of work than books.
I’m really thankful to my managers (I’m onto my second manager now). Both of them taught me very valuable lessons that couldn’t be paid for anywhere. I was such a green thing when I started, I think I’m much less green now (from a dark green to a mint perhaps) but definitely, still learning.
Never be afraid to learn and take constructive criticism because through that, you grow to produce better quality work.
A friend once told me, she reflects everyday at night to think about what are some of the lessons learnt she learns each day. It could be as simple as, “I learnt online that a cockroach will live nine days without it’s head, before it starves to death.” Or as difficult as a maths concept. Any mathematical concept is difficult please. Mathematics is the bane of my life, and continues to haunt me today.
I think that’s a good way to end your day: To reflect on each day’s lesson so that you never waste new knowledge.
And if you’re wondering about the cockroach fun fact, I really did read it online here.