Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Peter’s Laws

Have you ever heard of Peter’s Laws?  I saw these in somebody’s office…and literally flipped a switch!  FINALLY, words written down on paper that explain, exactly to a tee, how I operate =)


 Peter's Laws

The Creed of the Sociopathic Obsessive Compulsive

  1. If anything can go wrong, Fix it! (To hell with Murphy!)
  2. When given a choice -- Take both!
  3. Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
  4. Start at the top and work your way up.
  5. Do it by the book...but be the author!
  6. When forced to compromise, ask for more.
  7. If you can't beat them, join them, and then beat them.
  8. If it's worth doing, it's got to be done right now.
  9. If you can't win, change the rules.
  10. If you can't change the rules, ignore them.
  11. When faced without a challenge, make one.
  12. "No" simply means begin again at the next highest level.
  13. Don't walk when you can run.
  14. Bureaucracy is a challenge to the be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary.
  15. When in doubt: THINK!
  16. Patience is a virtue but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
  17. The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
  18. The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.

I will have a copy of these sitting in my new office soon.  Oh what’s that?  I forgot to mention that I started a new job?  YES YES YES I did!  I’ve been planning on what I need to make my office, my office, and once I ran across this poster, I knew I needed to have it!

Are any of you out there a Type A’er like me?

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Courtney B said...

Love that! It will be perfect in your office :) And yay! Congrats on starting your new job! Are you loving it?

Megan said...

definitely a type A person, and I love these :) Printed & on the cube wall!

Lauren said...

Love this so much & congrats on the new job ;-)

dave and jenn said...

Can't wait to hear all about this new job!! Any history on the origin of these?

JJ said...

love these! HA!

Congrats on the new gig!

Erin said...

Wooo, how awesome! Can't wait to hear about the job, congrats! I might need to put these in my office too :)

agalandherdog said...

I've never heard these before but I LOVE them! said...

I am with you on these!
Congrats on the new job! Details!!

Elle Sees said...

Congrats! Such true advice, too.

Antoinette said...

These are all soooo true! Love your list. A big congrats on your new job!

Antoinette x

Mrs. Pancakes said...

much better than murphy's law for sure!