Bold title, right? The thing is, that until very recently, I actually hated the term to ‘have your sh*t together’.
I first heard it from a co-worker within the first month of joining a company at 19. They mentioned that they and other co-workers of mine had spent an entire evening, at a bar, trying to figure out my apparent put-together-ness. It was evident that there was a hint of annoyance in this remark. This, clearly, was not an inspired discussion on how to extract knowledge from a young individual with a fresh perspective; this was a small group of my co-workers, who felt intimidated by my presence.
I felt isolated. Ashamed of my early accomplishments. Even the term early accomplishments was likely a learned phrase I overheard at a condescending lunch conversation about my age one day at that company.
Why then, have I now embraced the phrase, to the point of giving myself credit as someone who does have one’s own sh*t together?