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  • Whether you are in a career you hate or happily forging on with the dream job, you’ll have to put up with politics and personalities1, so you might as well change careers and enjoy the things you do, right?


    No matter how much you love the field you are in, some BS is going to come your way – some BS that will prevent you from doing passionate2, productive work you were born to do. However, if you truly love what you do, weathering those storms will be far easier than if you are sitting in.


    But, let’s look on the bright side: the wonderful emotional advantages age and experience that can help you navigate3 that new career with ease and efficiency.


    1.You see the big picture.


    Whereas at 25 you’d steam, fume4 and gnaw5 your teeth because your boss is now telling you “we should do X” – the very X you were trying to convince him to do months ago, because a coworker speaks over you in meetings and aggressively tries to take over your area of expertise…now you just don’t care. Or perhaps you care a bit, but you let it go.


    Your boss gives you a great career opportunity, that thieving coworker is, after all, a friend and a future reference. These are people who will in the end consciously or unconsciously admire you more for staying mature in the face of their blatant6 IP theft. So, you let people have little things, and you focus on the grand things to come.


    2.You are emotionally mature.

    2. 你心理成熟。

    By now, people’s petty hangups, insecurities, and gossip don’t irritate you anymore. If you are not a negative person or don’t want to be a part of the gossip circle, you know how to elegantly rebuff requests to join in. Perhaps more importantly, you know that your career and life don’t depend on it.


    You also know that most people are a bit insecure, and that their coping mechanisms7 are going to be all over the place. The professional world is one big kindergarten. You smile, stay nice, and go back to doing a great job.


    3.You know how to say no.

    3. 你懂得如何拒绝他人。

    When I was younger, I had a boss who worked so hard that her lips would turn blue from cold in the room (it was so late that the heating got turned off), and who would not eat for 7 or 8 hours because she ate two meals a day. Subconsciously8, regardless of the fact that I was paid far less, and an hourly employee at that, she expected the same kind of “devotion” from me. And I was dumb enough to follow, which left me exhausted9 and with no life outside of work.


    Nowadays, I say it when I need a break, even if it is, God forbid, twice a day. I am able to demand a work style that makes me most efficient, and won’t break me in the long run. I also know that I am likely not going to get fired over this. The worst that can happen: some tension and a few passive-aggressive jokes. Or getting fired. Which is better than being blurry10 eyed, inefficient11, and, ultimately, unhappy at your job.


    4.You know your worth.

    4. 你清楚自己的价值。

    The first months/year(s) in the new career are hard. You know you are smart and talented, but many won’t get it (it takes smart people to know smart people, and many people you’ll encounter are not that smart). That’s OK. You have your ego12 in check, and you march on, slowly introducing your ideas in a friendly manner, making alliances with the right people, and letting your ability naturally shine through. This versus13 the dissatisfaction of the yesteryear, when all that injustice14 felt personal, disheartening and insurmountable.


    5. You know how to manage people.

    5. 你懂得处理人际关系。

    It’s just how it is: people around you are not always going to be professional or mature. There’ll be those who yell. There’ll be those who want a constant companion, not a colleague. There’ll be those who respond well to an open conversation and removing tensions in a mature way, and there’ll be those who’d rather flex15 the boss muscle or constantly poke16 at you with borderline unprofessional comments. You in your 20s? Exasparated and frustrated17. You now? You choose your battles – mentally file your nails during yelling, introduce boundaries to wannabe-best-friend, and even put people in their place as needed. Gently. It’s kindergarten, after all.


    Now, I am not saying that any of the situations above are going to be easy. Some days it will all be harder than others, and some days you will, yet again, curse the fate that put you in your dream career later in life. But that’s all temporary – after all, you have also learned to breathe, exercise, confide18 in the right allies, and move forward with your chosen career.


    It is, after all, “The War of Art”:


    “The professional endures adversity…He reminds himself it’s better to be in the arena19, getting stomped20 by the bull, then to be up in the stands, or out in the parking lot”.


     10级    双语 


    1 personalities [ˌpɜ:sə'nælɪtɪz] ylOzsg   第12级
    n. 诽谤,(对某人容貌、性格等所进行的)人身攻击; 人身攻击;人格, 个性, 名人( personality的名词复数 )
    • There seemed to be a degree of personalities in her remarks. 她话里有些人身攻击的成分。
    • Personalities are not in good taste in general conversation. 在一般的谈话中诽谤他人是不高尚的。
    2 passionate [ˈpæʃənət] rLDxd   第8级
    • He is said to be the most passionate man. 据说他是最有激情的人。
    • He is very passionate about the project. 他对那个项目非常热心。
    3 navigate [ˈnævɪgeɪt] 4Gyxu   第9级
    • He was the first man to navigate the Atlantic by air. 他是第一个飞越大西洋的人。
    • Such boats can navigate on the Nile. 这种船可以在尼罗河上航行。
    4 fume [fju:m] 5Qqzp   第7级
    n.(usu pl.)(浓烈或难闻的)烟,气,汽
    • The pressure of fume in chimney increases slowly from top to bottom. 烟道内压力自上而下逐渐增加。
    • Your harsh words put her in a fume. 你那些难听的话使她生气了。
    5 gnaw [nɔ:] E6kyH   第9级
    • Dogs like to gnaw on a bone. 狗爱啃骨头。
    • A rat can gnaw a hole through wood. 老鼠能啃穿木头。
    6 blatant [ˈbleɪtnt] ENCzP   第10级
    • I cannot believe that so blatant a comedy can hoodwink anybody. 我无法相信这么显眼的一出喜剧能够欺骗谁。
    • His treatment of his secretary was a blatant example of managerial arrogance. 他管理的傲慢作风在他对待秘书的态度上表露无遗。
    7 mechanisms ['mekənɪzəmz] d0db71d70348ef1c49f05f59097917b8   第7级
    n.机械( mechanism的名词复数 );机械装置;[生物学] 机制;机械作用
    • The research will provide direct insight into molecular mechanisms. 这项研究将使人能够直接地了解分子的机理。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    • He explained how the two mechanisms worked. 他解释这两台机械装置是如何工作的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    8 subconsciously ['sʌb'kɔnʃəsli] WhIzFD   第10级
    • In choosing a partner we are subconsciously assessing their evolutionary fitness to be a mother of children or father provider and protector. 在选择伴侣的时候,我们会在潜意识里衡量对方将来是否会是称职的母亲或者父亲,是否会是合格的一家之主。
    • Lao Yang thought as he subconsciously tightened his grasp on the rifle. 他下意识地攥紧枪把想。 来自汉英文学 - 散文英译
    9 exhausted [ɪgˈzɔ:stɪd] 7taz4r   第8级
    • It was a long haul home and we arrived exhausted. 搬运回家的这段路程特别长,到家时我们已筋疲力尽。
    • Jenny was exhausted by the hustle of city life. 珍妮被城市生活的忙乱弄得筋疲力尽。
    10 blurry [ˈblɜ:rɪ] blurry   第7级
    • My blurry vision makes it hard to drive. 我的视力有点模糊,使得开起车来相当吃力。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    • The lines are pretty blurry at this point. 界线在这个时候是很模糊的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    11 inefficient [ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃnt] c76xm   第7级
    • The inefficient operation cost the firm a lot of money. 低效率的运作使该公司损失了许多钱。
    • Their communication systems are inefficient in the extreme. 他们的通讯系统效率非常差。
    12 ego [ˈi:gəʊ] 7jtzw   第7级
    • He is absolute ego in all thing. 在所有的事情上他都绝对自我。
    • She has been on an ego trip since she sang on television. 她上电视台唱过歌之后就一直自吹自擂。
    13 versus [ˈvɜ:səs] wi7wU   第7级
    • The big match tonight is England versus Spain. 今晚的大赛是英格兰对西班牙。
    • The most exciting game was Harvard versus Yale. 最富紧张刺激的球赛是哈佛队对耶鲁队。
    14 injustice [ɪnˈdʒʌstɪs] O45yL   第8级
    • They complained of injustice in the way they had been treated. 他们抱怨受到不公平的对待。
    • All his life he has been struggling against injustice. 他一生都在与不公正现象作斗争。
    15 flex [fleks] Cjwxc   第10级
    • We wound off a couple of yards of wire for a new lamp flex. 我们解开几码电线作为新的电灯花线。
    • He gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies. 他收缩他的肱二头肌以吸引那些女士们的目光。
    16 poke [pəʊk] 5SFz9   第7级
    • We never thought she would poke her nose into this. 想不到她会插上一手。
    • Don't poke fun at me. 别拿我凑趣儿。
    17 frustrated [frʌˈstreɪtɪd] ksWz5t   第7级
    adj.挫败的,失意的,泄气的v.使不成功( frustrate的过去式和过去分词 );挫败;使受挫折;令人沮丧
    • It's very easy to get frustrated in this job. 这个工作很容易令人懊恼。
    • The bad weather frustrated all our hopes of going out. 恶劣的天气破坏了我们出行的愿望。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    18 confide [kənˈfaɪd] WYbyd   第7级
    • I would never readily confide in anybody. 我从不轻易向人吐露秘密。
    • He is going to confide the secrets of his heart to us. 他将向我们吐露他心里的秘密。
    19 arena [əˈri:nə] Yv4zd   第7级
    • She entered the political arena at the age of 25. 她25岁进入政界。
    • He had not an adequate arena for the exercise of his talents. 他没有充分发挥其才能的场所。
    20 stomped [stɔmpt] 0884b29fb612cae5a9e4eb0d1a257b4a   第12级
    v.跺脚,践踏,重踏( stomp的过去式和过去分词 )
    • She stomped angrily out of the office. 她怒气冲冲,重步走出办公室。
    • She slammed the door and stomped (off) out of the house. 她砰的一声关上了门,暮暮地走出了屋了。 来自辞典例句

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