Friday Wisdom – Success

“If at first you do succeed, try not to look astonished.”

Not sure where I first heard this one, but I like it and often use it at work. In the tech world things rarely go right the first time you try something, so the trick to looking like a pro is have an attitude like, “Of course it worked, it was me doing the work.”

More wisdom next week,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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24 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Success

  1. An inspired post. I’ll surely remember your words. 🙂
    Here’s hoping you’ll check out my blog too sometime soon. 🙂


  2. artseafartsea says:

    Great saying!


  3. Haha! That’s a great one!


  4. Glynis Jolly says:

    I’m always so stunned when I accomplish anything that I have any sort of passion for. I never expect to succeed at these activities. I feel so peculiar about it too because I’m an offspring of parents who always expected to succeed.


  5. PiedType says:

    Thanks for my chuckle of the day!


  6. jfwknifton says:

    Excellent. I will try to remember that one.


  7. Another great one! I’m using this.


  8. Allan G. Smorra says:

    A very handy suggestion, Andrew.


  9. Gee, I’ve never had to try that tip. But there’s still time.


  10. Carrie Rubin says:

    There is immense satisfaction in having something go right the first time around, especially in the tech world. Too bad it happens so rarely!

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  11. I love it! 🙂


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