Looking Back

I like to take some time at the end of the work day to write for about 15-20 minutes to clear my head and note down what I learned that day.

Reflection can bring a lot of perspective when it is time to look forward.

This is some of what I wrote over the last four weeks;

 

I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to play a part in some pretty cool things here at work.

Thankful for guys who want to challenge themselves and move forward…inspiring.

Thankful for the support of friends.

Thankful for the reminder that my leadership of the department will at times be a lonely adventure.

Remember the plan.

Remember first things first.

I am my worst critic.

Remember this quote – If you want to be liked, get a dog.

You can’t make people play no matter how new the equipment or intriguing the game.

No matter how hard you try – you can’t please everyone.

How easy is it to become overwhelmed when you take your eyes off the goal and your reasons for moving in that direction.

Resiliency is forged in the fires of discipline.

Being disciplined to the routine builds resiliency and personifies grit.

It is always good to learn and grow when it comes to understanding systems. It is amazing how a short fall in some communication can create so much stress.

Step back and get more curious about what is going on and begin to get more serious than allowing yourself to get frustrated.

Don’t take it personally – unless you made it personal.

Trying to be perfect is costing me time, energy, cognitive resources, sleep, and efficiency. It is not about perfection, it is about process.

Thankful for the gift of joy.

 

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