I just moved to Seattle. Let go of the past, let go of the mistakes, let go of the mishaps, let go of all of it – except the good friends, of course. Starting fresh.
While moving sucks – completely – I do feel a lot better. There is a shift in your mind about changing everything. You get humbled as you get lost finding your way around a new city. You remind yourself how important friendships are as you smile more at neighbors thinking ‘They could be a friend’. You must ask for help on a regular basis. It changes how you see the world.
Instead of the limitations, real and imaginary, that you saw lived within, now the world is alive and real.
It’s scary, takes time, makes you let of stuff you don’t need any longer…but the benefits of being lighter, freer, more open, more vulnerable, and the potential for happiness…priceless.
What if? What if your team became ‘thoughtful, committed citizens’ to your vision? What if your team felt so strongly about their work – with you as their motivator – that they enjoyed coming to work? What if they found the ability to recover from the inevitable pitfalls to truly succeed – success being feeling happy with their work life?
We find happiness in our life (work and professional) when it matters to us. We succeed because we found something that matters to us. We change the world a little step at a time when it matters to us.
Matter in your own life. Become ‘thoughtful, committed citizens’ to your own world and the big world (even your office) will get a little bit better – or maybe even a whole lot better.
Making the impossible feasible, then successful