I find that kindness, flexibility and manners go far when it comes to getting what you want in life. I’ve found that it’s important to put these things first – even when the situation makes you want to do the exact opposite. Yes, it would be nice if everything in life flowed exactly the way you wanted. Then your world would work out perfectly as well. But we all know that life flows its own way and its up to us to go with it with wisdom, grace, and poise.
The time will come when you must first think about the needs of others or those of the project and cause at hand. Often these situations show up at the most inopportune times; but that’s precisely when it’s essential to consider the other person you work with and try to understand that your actions and demands may cause a ripple effect for the project.
Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and opens door that you cannot imagine. Think from a higher level and try to see beyond today. Some hard work and insight will bring you to paths that will reward you so highly, it’ll make the little inconvenience you incurred so worth it.
Get your foot in the door first; prove yourself before your own interests and stipulations, rather than attempting to show what value you bring to the table right from the beginning.
When working with others, remember the key component to a successful partnership: it’s not always about you, it’s about the big message and the project at hand.
It is often by taking uncommon roads, that we attain uncommon joys and triumphs. ❤ Joyce Soriano