Forget about whether it would be terrible for your career, says Sharmadean Reid. Instead ask: is it right for me?
I really fancy someone at work. We’re in different teams, so it’s not technically against the rules, but would it be terrible for my career if I made a move? I’m quite junior and worried that people will judge me for it.
First, let’s erase this ghastly idea of judgment: who cares what people think of you? If you can master that one question, you are on your way to a life of bliss. Forget about whether it’s terrible for your career, either. Instead ask: is it right for you?