He Was Born On 2nd Base, But Thought He Hit A Double

second base

Don’t be THAT guy.

This assessment was shared recently among colleagues.

Posing reeks.  It’s never subtle.  It doesn’t fool.  It creates fools.  Don’t be one.

People know the difference between hard work and luck.  Both can be good when engaged properly.  Life’s successes are made with a combination of both.  But the two should not be confused.

Sometimes it makes sense to overtly obscure good luck.  Hard work earns respect faster than good luck.

Good luck can obscure a job well done.  I have a friend who has been lucky to lead a privileged life.  An only child, born to physician father, grew up in a fancy home in a fancy neighborhood and now repeats that cycle with her own family.  She wants for nothing material.  But she happens to have among the best work ethics of anyone I know.  She doesn’t even have to work.  But she’s currently negotiating between multiple job offers because people get her.

Be THAT guy/girl.


About Melanie M. Morris
Broker of Trust and Authenticity I'm really a sales executive, but I'd rather identify with these ideals rather than to simply say...I'm a seller.

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