2. Other people’s ideas of efficiency and professionalism remain very different to my own. I persist in the erroneous belief that people in positions of professional responsibility will have high standards, although evidence to the contrary is so plentiful.
3. I believe in the concept described by the thought that ‘what other people think of me is none of my business’. Consequently, I don’t go looking for such information. It would be nice if other people felt the same way/followed the same principle and didn’t try to dig up stuff to cause mischief.
4. (Linked to 3. above) Electronic and ostensibly conversations between two people may not be as private as I wish and/or believe them to be – especially when the gossip mongers go looking for juicy tidbits.
5. I’m still not too jaded to get excited about new opportunities. I hope that numbers 1. and 2. above don’t interfere too much with progress…
6. I’m not very good at judging my own accomplishments. Consequently, favourable feedback – and especially wildly enthusiastic and effusive feedback, is difficult to assimilate. I hope that I get a chance to practice this a lot more often.