RE: arrogance

Subject: RE: arrogance
From: Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- aps -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 13:05:41 -0700


> When you're feeling particularly proud of yourself, go back and pick
> up a document that you wrote a year or two ago. Review it with a
> critical eye. That should take care of your arrogance ;)

A year or two ago? I can be humbled by looking at something I wrote an

1. Which leads me to my favorite saying as I re-read the draft in
progress... "Who wrote this sh...crap?" and then, "Oh, yeah, it was

2. And when I do churn out something particularly brilliant, I jump up
and exult, "Dang, I'm good!" Then as Laura says, get back to work!

3. Repeat 1 more often than not, so that my ego doesn't overtake me;
repeat 2 often enough that I retain a modicum of self confidence.

Thus, avoid arrogance.

Rose A. Wilcox
Center for Process Excellence, CHQ 8th Floor
Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- aps -dot- com

Anya, interrupting: Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes!
They've got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses! And what's with
all the carrots? What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?
Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!!

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