That’s not the actual phrase, is it?
But what does “wishing” even mean? Did it actually ever get you anywhere?
I do believe fate can help out a bit sometimes.
But if you are impatient like me, I suggest you stop the “sitting waiting wishing” and actually take some action.
When I started the job, a colleague told me about his career path.
He didn’t have a high education, so he started on lower level.
A few years past by. He worked hard.
He took the changes to climb up the ladder and ended up in job with manager’s responsibilities.
“But last year I took a step back”, he said.
He laughed at my surprised and confused look.
“I know what you think, why would you ever do that. But I am a technical dude, not a manager”, he explained.
It still didn’t make sense to me.
Having manager responsibilities, how cool is that!
In the past few years I have worked hard for my career, absorbed all the doubts and insults of others and as per today, I actually am team lead for a 2 people.
It hit me in the past few weeks the most.
Manager’s meeting, salary discussions, develop a year plan.
And obviously people are judging whether a 27 year old could handle this.
And there are the team buildings where personality tests are required.
I was starting to feel nervous whether I would have the time to work on the technical stuff.
Each time I try start to work on something I actually like, I get interrupted with some sort of admin task.
It felt heavy on my heart and I took a step which usually I wouldn’t.
I felt brave stepping into my manager’s office and telling him what’s been on my mind lately.
He seemed surprised, like I was with that colleague in the start.
Yet, he was understanding and thought it was cool that I choose something technical above manager’s responsibility.
I worked hard. I got what I wanted.
But maybe I wasn’t careful enough.
Have you experienced something like this?