I had quite a heated argument with my mum onÂ Wednesday evening.
I was talking about the importance of networking; knowing the right people that are able to provide open doors and opportunities, whereas my mum emphasized upon the importance of obtaining success through merit.
You see, the reason behind my mum’s stand was that we have to be righteous and take only what belongs to us. If we are only capable of doing things at a secretarial level, we should not take on managerial jobs. The keywords here are righteousness and integrity. If a secretary wants to take on a role of a manager, he ought to work hard and obtain his promotion through merit.
Many would agree that my mum’s logic is right, but for an someone like me, I am out to prove her wrong because morals don’t make any sense in a society like Singapore.
There is a saying that goes something like ‘It’s not what you know but who you know’ and this is absolutely right!
This is my formula of SUCCESS.
75% – Knowing the right people
20% – Ass-wiping, boot-licking
05% – Merits
It works this way in a lot of places. I’m sure. You just have to observe and see it for yourself.
My point is, we need to network and source for our opportunities. Find the correct people, obtain their favour and be ruthless! Fight your way up instead of finding yourself trapped just because you want to have a clear conscience.
In case you think I’m just typing rubbish here, think again. I’m being very realistic.