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Behavior

You can wear glasses without knowing how to manufacture them, and you can observe behavior without becoming a certified psychologist.

Situation

If you don't like a situation, you have three options: accept it, leave it or change it.

Knowing / Willing

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Say / Remember

The more you say, the less people remember.
François Fénelon

Dealing with people

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few;
and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington

Reputation / Character

Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.
J. B. Gough

Something

If you would create something,
you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Success / Failure

Never let success get to your head.
Never let failure get to your heart.

10 Ways To Be Professional

Acting like a professional really means doing what it takes to make others think of you as reliable, respectful, and competent. Depending on where you work and the type of job you have, this can take on many different forms.

There are, however, quite a few common traits when it comes to being professional. This includes the following:

1. Competence. You’re good at what you do – and you have the skills and knowledge that enable you to do your job well.

2. Reliability. People can depend on you to show up on time, submit your work when it’s supposed to be ready, etc.

3. Honesty. You tell the truth and are upfront about where things stand.

4. Integrity. You are known for your consistent principles.

5. Respect For Others. Treating all people as if they mattered is part of your approach.

6. Self-Upgrading. Rather than letting your skills or knowledge become outdated, you seek out ways of staying current.

7. Being Positive. No one likes a constant pessimist. Having an upbeat attitude and trying…