"KAYA MO YAN NO!"
This is probably the first time I will talk about my principal. For everyone's knowledge -- I've been working in the government for the past five years and for the same principal. We went through two elections and have been going around the country from Batanes to Tawi-tawi. My work requires so much dedication to him to a point where my short-term goals were anchored towards his success. Nevertheless, he has taught me so much about life.
During our out of town trips, he would always give me life pieces of advice on how to handle situations that can be applied to both my career and personal life.
HERE ARE THE THINGS I LEARNED FROM MY PRINCIPAL
The Art of Discipline
the heart to stay focused
Working with a boss who's very strict requires and has taught me to discipline myself. While others are enjoying grace periods from their workplace-- we don't. I don't see it as an abuse but a simple way to discipline his people to do things earlier. Surprisingly, you can do more to maximize your time. Besides, we do public service right? He just wants to make sure that the taxes you pay are worth every cent.
For someone who's been going through a series of high and low episodes, it is quite challenging to do tasks and be productive. Hence, his way of disciplining taught me how to set my mind straight so I can accomplish all the tasks I need to do for that day.
The Art of Planning
the heart to stay organized
If there's one thing that I got from my boss -- it is to learn how to plan. Prior to getting this job, I am really bad at planning. To be honest, whenever I start planning my life, I don't even know where to start. My principal taught me so much about planning and that if plan A didn't work there're still 25 letters left in the alphabet.
Planning and organizing goes hand in hand and I am very much proud to say that my principal is really good with both. He trained me how to organize my thoughts to carefully plan my life. Having depression makes me feel helpless and lonely, so whenever I am in my low episodes I always go back to slowly organizing my thoughts and plan my day-to-day activities.
The Art of Singlehood
the heart to stay strong
Oh yes! To those who are interested in dating my boss, he is very much single. He is the living proof that man can live on bread alone. hehe. Some say he is pihikan when looking for the right partner but the truth is, many people are taking their single lives for granted. This is the perfect time for you to pursue your career and stay focused on your goals. I didn't say that having a partner would hinder you but we both think that there's absolutely nothing wrong being single.
I informed him about the time my ex and I broke up and I remember him congratulating me because I can now finally focus on my job. Even though I know that it was half meant, he would always remind me that there's no need for a partner when I'm feeling down.
You can always call your family or friends to share your thoughts and sentiments with them. Being alone doesn't make you weak, in fact it makes you stronger because you know that you can accomplish things on your own.
Don't go into relationships just because you are lonely. Be in a relationship when you're ready.
So there you have it. I still have so many things to share about my principal but I will save them for another post! Hope you were able to learn something from this. I will give you a step-by-step process on how to deal with failures and managing expectations soon.