Monday, November 22, 2010

Make it make sense

We face challenges and issues every day. Things are changing, tornadoes of activity swirl through our days, then we look up at the clock and it's time to go home. Some days end up feeling good, some neutral, others not so good.

The one consistent influence we feel through those days is control or lack of control. Is what we're doing making sense, is it getting us closer to the goal, is it the right way to go? If the answer is, to the best of your knowledge, a resounding "yes" then congrats, you're taking ownership of your life, your job and ultimately your happiness.

If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure" then things are tough, you feel out of control and maybe are waiting to have it all come together. Sad truth: it probably won't all come together.

What can you do? Make sure everything--everything--makes sense to you. If it doesn't, find out what you need to make it make sense. And btw, you can be pleasant about it. You don't have to be ugly or difficult. And btw, you can be the newest or lowest-level person at your company and still you need to make it all make sense to you.

And either right away or eventually, you will be thanked and recognized for making it all make sense.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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