They say that old habits die hard… I think that bad habits are the same.
It takes a lot of effort, patience and commitment to change your habits. And truthfully, sometimes you need help.
One of my favorite parts about working for Score right after college was that it took my entitled, millennial attitude and forced me to grow and adapt to the workforce. My entry-level position was a perfect fit for me to learn how to utilize my strengths, but more importantly how to recognize and improve my weaknesses.
Honestly, I didn’t know that some of these habits existed in my life until I started here.
So, what changed in my life?
Well, to start… let’s just say I had a little bit of an attitude issue. (Sometimes I still have a little bit of an attitude issue. Oops.) Before moving to Cleveland and working at Score,everything was a big deal. The sky was always falling. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve always been high energy and a little wacky. Score taught me how to harness that energy into positive thinking, and made me realize the impact that negative thinking had on my life.The power of positivity is a real thing. I promise.
I also have a tendency to talk over people. Not because I’m rude, but because I’m excited. Or realistically, I’m going to forget what I wanted to say unless I spit it out right then and there. After spending countless hours with the leadership team here I’ve realized that great leaders do more than just talk effectively. They have to be great listeners, too. You can learn more about the wants and needs of the people around you this way, and it improves relationships across your entire life.
The list goes on and on about how the team has helped me. We would be here for days if I told you about all of them.
The point is that the guidance and mentorship that Matt and the rest of the Score team have given me over the years has been remarkable. The lessons that I learn extend far beyond my professional life, and have serious impacts on my friendships and relationships.
Now, like I mentioned… old habits die hard. I still have a temper. I still bite my nails. I still procrastinate. You will find yourself falling back into your old mindset or routine, and that’s ok. You just need to learn how to recognize it and adjust accordingly. After that, the world is yours to conquer.