8 things I learned while on Team 58 Because I don’t want to be super sappy this month I just want to say thank you to all who supported me, and take this blog to share with you what I learned serving on this team.
Put your best foot forward, always: All the work that you put out will be seen so it’s better if what you put out is your best work, every single time. This leaves you a legacy of perfection and consistency that will always benefit you.
Make a bad day into a good day: Even when you have 5 tests, officer work due, college apps to complete and then some, try to think of all the positives in every situation. Push through the bad, instead of ignoring the bad, because one day it might catch up to you.
Be kind but be firm: tell the truth, always, be honest, and be gentle but don’t let other people walk all over you. Be firm, don’t change your mind often.
Observe and appreciate: Observe your surroundings, every trip our team went on we enjoyed ourselves, even if we were exhausted we made the best out of every situation, when we were late we laughed, when we were sad we enjoyed an ice cream.
Find the good in everyone: Not everyone is going to be your friend, not everyone is going to be nice to you. But find the good in them to make the situation better. If the rude hotel clerk is giving you an attitude, think about how great her lipstick complements her skin tone, or how pretty her eyes are. Find beauty in everything, even if it may seem difficult.
Be professional: If you can’t post about it, or can’t tell someone about it, don’t do it. Sometimes things come around to bite you even if you thought it was impossible. Leave a lasting impression of who you want to be, allow people to respect you for the work you’ve done, instead of disrespect you for the bad you did.
Be yourself: now this may contradict #6, but there is a difference and the key is finding it. Be yourself, don’t change for anyone. Don’t let anyone else tell you who to be.