Ramble About Professionalism

There’s this idea that we need to be some certain way to be “successful,” but the truth is that it has everything to do with daily habits. Daily habits that show a certain level of discipline.

First, everyone’s definition of success looks different. So let’s say success in instance is an increasing wage with decreasing level of effort. A nice home filled with spaces and the ones you love. That’s a lot to maintain but it’s possible. So there’s our idea of success that we’re shooting for.

You could be terribly unpopular and have those things. You could be weird af and have all those things. You could even have half those things while actively building the other half and that is just as successful.

It bothers me that we’re expected to be/look/act a certain way in order to be considered successful. Let’s just be ourselves and be successful. Let’s just let weird unpopular hard working individuals have a shot at success without gatekeeping.

I’d love to see professional business men and women dress, act, and live fully as their authentic selves and not be fired for it. Or shunned. Or put down because they don’t fit a certain social image.

We are all so unique and so talented. And I just want ourselves sitting at the table safely.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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