When someone says you can’t do it. Do it twice and take pictures

01 January


I found this quote on Pinterest. And I thought it was absolutely true.

When I was about 12 years old, I had to take a test to determine to which school I had to go. This is a standard procedure in Holland. The result was not so good for me. I could only get the most basic education. My mother was not satisfied with this. To keep the story short; she did not follow my teacher's advice and I finally did the HAVO (a higher professional education). And furthermore, I continued to study in the evenings up to Higher management level and coach of course.
My life would have looked completely different if I had done what the teacher said.

The point I want to make is this: don't always believe what someone else is saying. And there is also a danger in that. If someone tells you all the time that you can't do something. Or that you are not good enough; then there is a chance that, over time, you will actually start to believe that.

If there is such a person in your office, you can do 3 things.

  1. Fight. And by that I mean, of course, start a discussion. What is important: stick to the facts; not feelings. In addition, by not accepting everything someone else says, you ultimately learn how others get to treat you.
  2. Don’t fight. This person is clearly not important enough for you to give further attention. And remember: much of what other colleagues say, actually says a lot about themselves.
  3. You can do it twice and take pictures. Ha!

Come on career tiger! You can do it!!

Deel je ervaringen en lees die van anderen!