This I Believe

Matthew - san antonio, Texas
Entered on January 29, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

This I Believe

I believe in always being up-front and not timid. Throughout my life I have always been kinda shy and have learned that it is not a very strong trait a person can have. I see it as a weakness in all ways professional, personal, and social.

There has been times when I go out I would ask a friend to order for me or ask a question just because I can get kinda embarrassed. In my profession as an Engineering Designer I have to deal with others face to face, but every chance I get I try to get around it by emailing or through phone call. It has affected my social life mainly cause I won’t take the initiative to go up to a stranger and introduce myself or start up a conversation. Usually I let other come up to me and break the ice.

I am actually getting over this problem of mine by take the extra step and try to talk to other more and more fluently every chance I get. I realize the advantages in doing this I get my ideas out and not keep them bottled in. This has even been very helpful at work by helping others and by impressing the boss’s by letting them know of your knowledge along with production, this can very much be a benefit especially when the yearly evaluation comes around. It is even a better benefit because I get to meet plenty of intresting people that I have been missing out on before when I go out. Well that is why I am believe being up-front is always for the best.