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CLICHÉS THAT AREN'T TRUE
You need an energizer or icebreaker in meetings.
It cuts the precious time for substantive issues that are needed to be discussed in the meeting. Who has a lot of time to sit down in meetings that take quite a long time to get to the real issues?
Mothers know best.
Not really. At a certain point, mothers gradually relinquish that role of a know-it-all and respect the independence of their children.
Volunteer first before you can get a job in the organization.
Not true. If you want to volunteer, fine, but keep your expectations real. Sometimes, it is not going to happen in a million years.
Opportunity comes knocking once.
Not true. Opportunity is ever present in many things. Our challenge is to enhance our ability to see opportunities disguised as something else.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Not true. People spent thousands of dollars on book covers alone. We judge things by the cover/appearance.
Early bird gets the worm.
It doesn’t follow. Some early birds get eaten because they are too early for the event.
Not anymore. The society and its expectations about reward and recognition fall on those able to become a real asset to the organization, not just those who have been loyal but utterly useless.
There are many clichés about many things. Take time to analyze that they are not truths but sometimes meant to be excuses not to improve the situation.
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