Pride In Work by Kit West, Business Development Director
Pride is a subtle mixture of humility and self-confidence: a delicate balance that says, “I must prove myself again and again through my work,”—yet at the same time, says, “I’m confident that I can prove myself again and again with my work.”
It’s the sort of job you do when no one’s looking. It’s striving for quality—not because your customer, boss or peers will judge you if you don’t, but because that’s just the standard you hold yourself to.
It is responsibility, initiative, and enthusiasm.
It is what dictates whether or not you love your job or hate it. It correlates almost exactly with whether or not you see yourself as an active agent of change in your career or a passive, powerless spectator.
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Do Not Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their OWN reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you will not be the victim.
3. Do Not Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can. This will avoid misunderstanding, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement – you can transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is always going to change from moment to moment. It will be different when you are tired as well as rested. Under any circumstances, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, excuses, and regret.
Inspired by the Code of the West: “Take Pride in Your Work”.