What Aggressive Really Means
Diana Trujillo redefines the word “aggression” and how it helped her reach her goals.
DIANA TRUJILLO: I know that a lot of people look at aggressive as an adjective of, oh my god, I don't want to deal with that person. You know, you think almost like the lion is going to come in and attack the little prey. And that's not what aggressive means.
Honestly, to me, what aggressive means is the fact that you have a really well defined plan that you're going after, and that plan doesn't necessarily need to be for your own benefit. That could be the plan for the mission. That could be the plan for the team. And yes, you should be aggressive about going for a plan, for example, in my job, aggressive to actually hit the target on the surface of Mars, to make sure that we discover if there was life in another planet. Why wouldn't you want to be aggressive for that?