It was one of those days

Ever have one of those days where you feel like you’re operating on about six out of eight cylinders, just slightly behind the power curve and half a step slow?  Even taking a short break to sit back and calm my thoughts didn’t help a couple of weeks ago.  And when I thought it couldn’t get any worse – well, let’s just say it did.  Instead of being in my office completing the tasks I had scheduled for the day I found myself at the dentist waiting to have a crown re-glued into place.  Obviously not how I planned to spend my time that day.

Instead of letting things like this completely defeat us we could take a moment to assess and reschedule some things.  I found that when you tell folks you need to reschedule a phone call because you’ve had a dental emergency their empathy really shows and cooperation is fully demonstrated.  (I was also thankful that I hadn’t swallowed the bloody stupid crown.)  Some days it’s not about scaling the mountain.  Sometimes it’s just about putting one foot in front of the other to slowly make positive progress.  I don’t know about others but when I finally stopped for the night I looked back on the molehill I scaled that day and took pride in that small but significant accomplishment.

Tackling your problems within your organization will give you days like I had a while back.  Isn’t it comforting to know that your problem solver can fully appreciate the kind of day you had?

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