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Part II: Managing Yourself > Be Prepared for the Pain and Pleasure

Rule 60. Be Prepared for the Pain and Pleasure

Look, working for a living is always going to be a mixed bag. And the higher up you go, the more true this is. As a lowly accounts clerk, back when I first started out, I got used to being bored, idle, irritated, frustrated, and sick of the job. By the time I had risen to being a general manager, I was strangely surprised to find myself also bored, idle, irritated, frustrated, and sick of the job.

But whereas when I was starting out I didn’t expect any different, by the time I had risen to the heights I was totally unprepared for the same feelings. I guess I expected every day to be dramatic, exciting, utterly challenging, demanding, and knife-edge stuff. And when it wasn’t, I was, I guess, disappointed.


  

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