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Step up and lead

Dear Reader,

I used to wait for permission to speak up, permission to take action, permission to lead.

Then one day I looked at those who were moving ahead of me. I noticed that they never waited. They didn’t bother asking. They saw something that needed to be done and they did it.

If what they did wasn’t exactly right, they didn’t get fired, they usually got help.

In the end, most of them started moving ahead of me career wise. Not because they were luckier than me, and not because they always did the right thing. They moved ahead because they did something.

Be on the lookout for something that need to be done.

  • At work
  • In an Open Source project
  • In your non-technical community

When you see it, step up…and lead.

Until next time,
I <3 |<