Quiet Achiever or Quiet Warrior?

There is something attractive and virtuous about being a quiet achiever.

Let your work do the talking.

Meaning: Don’t be like those who talk more than they work. Keep meeting your deadlines and targets, keep producing good work, and someone will eventually notice you.

Stay on the sidelines.

Meaning: Let the others do the talking and hog the limelight. Just observe, keep quiet, keep your thoughts to yourself. Don’t get in trouble.

Stay small.

Meaning: Be humble, don’t brag, don’t talk about how good your work is. You might attract envy or jealousy.

This is the recipe for safety many of us have grown up with, but it may not serve us in all situations.

There are times when you need to be proactive and strategic.

To speak up.
To advocate for yourself and others.
To lead, to make decisions, to take a stand.

This is why it’s not enough to be a quiet achiever.
You also have to develop the capacity to be a Quiet Warrior.

P.S. Which Quiet Warrior trait are you working on: 1, 2, or 3?