ANNA PENG

First Tries are Just Firsts

What happens when you overpromise yourself and underdeliver? 

We get flustered and upset. 

And we do so because we haven’t budgeted for time or learning curves. 

The first couple of times we commit to something, we should set ourselves in a true beginner’s perspective. Where we let go of all preconceived notions and learnings, and be prepared for dramatic change. 

When we’re young and still growing, we’re bound to still be at the beginner’s stage. Don’t tie your worth too closely to what you’re able to deliver. See things the way a pure beginner would, and let experts handle the teaching for you. 


Overcommunicating and Undercommunicating

As somebody who fits into a crowd of introverts, we rarely overtalk or over-communicate (which can also be as frustrating as under-communicating). 

When it comes to being a professional, it’s best to over-communicate to the point where everybody knows everything at any given time, anywhere. 

On the other hand, we have under-communicating, which means we assume the other side knows what we know, feels what we feel, and think what we think. 

The matter of the fact is, they know, feel, and think none of what we do, if and especially when we’re under-communicating. 

The importance of communication is real, and setting down your expectations, objectives, and outcomes is important in order to keep ourselves from going downhill.


It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Whether you’ve just made a new friend or caught up with an old one, the timing could not be any more perfect. 

Right now, this is the best time (and no other) to take 2 minutes to send your gratitude to somebody else. 

When it comes to showing appreciation, there is no due date, perfect time, or a single method to doing it. 

Showing appreciation should come off as a genuine: thank you for being in my life

There’s no better time to show your appreciation than now.

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