The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.- Margot Fonteyn
How many times have we seen people who took themselves so seriously and yet their work was disastrous? In my years of working with people, I have found the people who take themselves too seriously are usually difficult to work with and their jobs aren't even mediocre. Usually, this type does not take instruction and think they can always do everything on their own. I guess this calls for an examination of ourselves to determine what we take seriously. My job requires excellence and I must seriously work to the best of my ability. Yet, I realize someone else can always replace me. Guess that's why I better laugh at myself rather than create disaster.