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“In my last job it was dog-eat-dog. In my present job, it’s the exact opposite.”

– Mitch Daniels
President, Purdue University

At work, so often we think “On my next job, things will all be better . . . more cooperative, more collaborative, more conducive to success without stress and drama. As Mitch Daniels noticed in his career (including a stint as Governor of Indiana), “It usually is not true that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” So much of “happiness at work” is a matter of adjusting your own expectations of others, and keeping them reasonable. Woof woof, bow wow; we all have a little bit of dog within us. (And that is coming from someone – namely me – who loves dogs.)

This quote was shared with us by Lewis of Bangor, Maine. Thank you, Lewis, for starting off our New Year with a winning thought about expectations and reality. If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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