#Photo prompt – Fall: A poem

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Pride comes before a fall

As people climb the corporate ladder

some forget who they really are

get lost in their own self-importance

It is easy to forget that a designation

does not mean you are the best

or even that you are more intelligent

or do a better job and deliver better results

It frequently means that you were more ambitious

were prepared to sacrifice more

than your fellow who is happy to settle

for a lessor position while often doing the same job

for less money and less recognition.

It is always a good idea to remember

that pride comes before a fall

and what goes up can fall back down

with a thunderous thump that shakes the ground.

Good leaders should recognise in others

the qualities that make a good worker

conscientiousness, determination and adaptability

and remember that a designation does not make the person.

You do not evolve into another being

as a result of a promotion or designation

You are the same as you have always been

with your frailties and short-comings.

It is always a good idea to remember

that pride comes before a fall

and not giving recognition to those that support you

is the quickest way to make it happen.

by Roberta Eaton

Written for Sue Vincent’s weekly photo prompt. You can join in the challenge here:Β https://scvincent.com/2018/09/27/thursday-photo-prompt-fall-writephoto/

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