"It's not what you're doing that matters, it's what you're noticed doing." I heard that somewhere recently, and was annoyed. I could imagine such a statement from a disgruntled employee, or even a teenager commenting on chores around the house or kissing up to a teacher. But these aren't words I would expect from someone who takes pride in his or her pursuits, although I understand the cynicism that can arise in a work environment that is highly political or where favorites are played. Nonetheless, under usual circumstances, I prefer this: It isn't what you're noticed doing; it's what you accomplish. … [Read More...]
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