Generally I’m pretty comfortable with whatever I got in life. I asked Mr. Fish if he was happy with his life when he read this article with me. He said “yes I am because at least my expectations are realistic.”
In general I thought the article was pretty funny yet true. My favorite part was when they featured the unicorn barfing rainbows.
Anyways, just because I’m happy about my life overall, does not mean I don’t have expectations and it does not mean I don’t dream. The way I see things is that I work hard for what I want. I always tell people “you get what you give to the world.” If I performed really poorly, do I still deserve kudos? If I clearly know I did a bad job but I still had to turn it in, I already know what to expect (back to the drawing board). And if I get a bad evaluation and they didn’t like it then I’m most likely not upset because I already had it coming. I tell myself I’ll do better next time.
Example would be at work, I had to draft one proposal for a project and now I had to draft proposals for two more projects. The thing is, I never written a project proposal before so I tried my best to write my best first proposal. I look through past projects on how they wrote their proposals, looked online for ideas, and researched more about these upcoming projects. I drafted and my project manager took a look and sent me back with revisions and comments. I corrected my revisions and I replied to my project manager regarding the comments why I wanted these key questions there. But overall, I didn’t think it was too bad. Like I said I did my best.
What I don’t understand is that there are people who do a half-assed task and knew they did a half-assed job but then when they’re told they did a bad job, why do they go on some rant/rampage on twitter/facebook/instagram on how the person who told them so was a jerk and they really did work hard on their half-assed task in the first place?