We have been asked to adapt, pivot, change, work harder and everything else that requires our emotions and physical energy to be tested, which has often resulted in massive stress for some people and organisations.
Even though our intentions might be honourable, our minds and bodies sometimes don’t get the same memo, resulting in disappointment – again!
We then roll up into a ball and justify why we didn’t achieve our goals. But really we knew we wouldn’t, because we already told ourselves that.
The problem is that we put such lofty expectations on ourselves that demand we make the required changes in one foul swoop, rather than recognise that we make change over time, bit by bit, and failure by failure – how exciting!
Some time ago I began to deal with this issue in my own life, in a different way.
Rather than putting pressure on one moment, I began to see everyday as a second chance, a new opportunity to take a very small step towards what I wanted to achieve.
So what if I failed yesterday? Tomorrow is a second chance to try again and take a step closer to achieving my dreams and goals.
It is time we took the pressure off ourselves and realised that life and change is a marathon not a sprint
You may never get certain moments back, but you can rectify the indecision or wrong decisions that you made, if you are brave enough to try again.
When we start to live like this, we begin to look forward to what can happen, rather than constantly punishing ourselves for what goes wrong
Every day is a second chance – I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for tomorrow!
Have a great week.
Co-CEO & Founder
I am thrilled to be able to advise that our Virtual Program and Workshops schedule for 2023 has now been launched and you can check it out in our website. Registrations into our 2023 programs are now being taken.
This week Lisa Cutler spent time with Kylie and the team at VET Development Centre, and also with the team from EREA delivering face-to-face professional development. Both were great teams to work with.
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Creating and leading a no-whinge, solution-focused workplace.
HOW TO LEAD ROBUST, RESILIENT, NO-WHINGE, SOLUTION-FOCUSED WORKPLACES
Creating Positive Cultures is about giving people the skills and permission to destroy dysfunction, kill off negative influences and the space for all your positive people to shine and thrive.
Culture is all about your behaviours, it is what to do. So great leaders and workplaces don’t allow their culture to happen by default, they design it together by agreeing to operate above the line in a positive, professional and proactive way.
This allows for a psychological safe space to innovate, stay relevant, to fight clean to develop resilience, gratitude and a growth mindset, while giving staff permission to call people out on any toxic behaviours.
This results in a self-regulating culture where people celebrate achievements while creating great relationships, products and services.