Sometimes work feels like...well...a lot. Not always bad of course, at times it's full of new projects, challenges, experiences and opportunities. These are exciting moments. Other times can feel like we are a ship that is taking on water and there aren't enough hands to do the bailing.
Stop for a Second
When the pressure is on do you sulk, throw up your arms or feel sorry for yourself? Maybe you feel like throwing in the towel altogether. Those are normal feelings.
We want to do good work.
We want to make a difference for our organizations.
We want to feel like we add value.
Don't let go of those feelings. They are the thread that keeps you connected to the real you, regardless of what is happening in your world.
Perhaps you decide to own the day the best way you can...it won't be perfect, but you can modify your expectations with a long-term view.Yeah, that's it. Think beyond these moments. Think farther ahead.
Having to bail and pray for a period of time is not a bad thing. In fact, it demonstrates patience, and an awareness of bigger pieces that are being pulled together but aren't in place quite yet.
It shows restraint, and professionalism...it shows leadership. Your leadership.
That seems to be a much talked about but rarely seen thing in the world of work.
And then...suddenly the pieces come together. The team is in place. The plan comes together. The momentum picks up.
How About You
Time moves so quickly...why wallow in self-pity, when you can bail out the water and pray today...knowing that tomorrow is going to be fantastic? This is not failure...this is not managing...this is leading when it is needed most.
What do you think?
I'd love to hear from you.