During a team building event at work once, we got the assignment to write the names of all our colleagues on a post-it.
Below their name, we had to write what we thought was their best quality.
I was quite new within the team, so it was a bit difficult to identify someone’s personality.
Likewise it was hard for them to define me.
I didn’t get the chance to fully “show myself”, other than the usual, shy and polite.
When it was my turn, I was put in the middle and my colleagues in a circle around me.
They stuck the post-its on my clothes.
I felt myself blushing, but at the same time I had a big smile on my face.
It was great to receive compliments, but equally awesome seeing someone’s face light up when you say nice things about them.
It was one of the best team building exercises.
Although I love how my colleagues described me, I think they are too generic.
When I used to participate in chess tournament, my dad told me: “You play chess like the Germans play football”.
The German football players are well known for not giving up until the very last second, even though there seems no chance of winning.
When I started my studying and found that Electrical Engineering wasn’t an easy topic and my classmates and teachers told me to chose another education, I asked my friend if I should just do that.
She laughed. “You’re too proud to quit”.
When I doubted if I should sign up the gym, my boyfriend told me “I’ve never seen you giving up on anything before you reached your own set goal”.
I think I can agree. I’m a go-getter.
Maybe because I’m too proud.
Maybe because I want to show “them all”.
Sometimes I even think it’s due to my OCD.
Because of this, I do have to remind myself to set realistic goals.
I am not afraid of failure, but wasting time and energy scares me.
Even though, some of you might think that it would give a good experience.
In all honesty, I think I had enough challenges for the next few years 😉
What is your best quality?