Star Wars quotes and life lessons

This article is full of Star Wars quotes and myself (and some things I learned over the last couple of years).

“The greatest teacher, failure is.”

You can sail through life without failing hard for many years. Then you turn 18, reality hits you with a lightsaber and, eventually, people start calling out your mistakes. If you are lucky as I were at jetdrops, this comes in the form of constructive criticism.

“Fear is the path to the dark side.”

I used to try to be a perfect robot and avoid being myself. Well, I was wrong and here’s a basic -yet invaluable- piece of advice I would have given my younger self: Don’t be afraid to be yourself.

For better or worse, I was hired to think, speak up and share my ideas.

There are still times that I am struggling to make it work but I can tell: this is by far the most important, difficult and rewarding behavioural change that I have experienced.

“I find your lack of faith disturbing”

Some of your colleagues will become very important for your work-life and, eventually, your everyday life. You will admire them for their work ethic, their humour, their energy and their general view of life.

These people will not be sitting in the next office forever.

When this happened for the first time, it was really hard for me to say “goodbye”. It was very hard but this is how (business) life evolves. Every interaction we ever had was now mine and a part of myself. Something that made me better. The only thing I can do is honour their presence by showing faith in my own abilities as they once did.

“You were to bring balance to the force”

“It is easy to maintain a personal life while working.”

I have never been more wrong in my short life.

Finding the balance between work and personal time is hard. Actually, after 2.5 years working for jetdrops, reality taught me that work intervenes with my personal time and vice versa.

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter”

I have been blessed and my life has been a beautiful trip in space and time where constant interactions with people take place. Every project, every deadline and every feedback I’ve experienced so far is a story full of interesting protagonists.

May the 4th be with you!

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