Celebrate your Victories and Defeats on your Leadership Journey
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Joe Kiedinger
Frank Sinatra was right on!
“That’s life, that’s what all the people say. You’re riding high in April, shot down in May…”
Ah yes, the immortal words of the legendary Frank Sinatra. I don’t know about you but in life and in the workplace sometimes I can feel defeated and sorry for myself. And then, like some imaginary friend, good news finds its way to me and I’m high on life! I’ve grown to truly appreciate my down times and my high times. Many people like to live somewhere in the middle. I’m not one to celebrate extreme highs or extreme lows; however, how cool does it feel when things are really cranking?!
How does it feel to you when things are really heading south? I find that the greatest joys and accomplishments come out of these low points when you challenge yourself to figure out a way to take a perceived negative situation and turn it into a positive outcome. I mean, what glory is there in muddling along through life in the middle? No real highs and no real lows? It’s numbing is what it is.
As part of your leadership journey, at home and in the workplace, celebrate your victories and your defeats – for it’s out of the latter that the former are so much sweeter!
ACTION PLAN: If you’re on a low, figure it out. If you’re on a high, enjoy it while it lasts! It’s a fun ride… WEEEE!
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