It’s true. Some days, weeks, months – we are just ‘Not’. Not engaged, not motivated, not filled with the "MoJo" that makes amazing things happen. But here is the thing – that is actually ok. Sometimes we are momentarily without that spark.
I meet, and work with, remarkable people daily. They have drive, enthusiasm, and are champions of innovation and change. However, even they are sometimes in the ‘funk’. So, what makes these individuals remain the fantastically successful people they are? Experience tells me it is their knowledge that the times they are ‘off’ their game do not define or limit their overall success and value.
The pace of the modern workplace and business world, for most, means a daily dose of the unknown. During my career, the leaders and mentors whom I gained the most from, have been those who encouraged me to get comfortable with the unknown. With this came the acceptance that sometimes this meant being comfortable with the feeling that I had lost my ‘it’ (just for a moment!). There will be days where the only thing we feel successful at is making it out of the house with matching shoes!
The acknowledgement that I do not, and will not, always feel as successful as I want to be, has allowed me the opportunity to learn some great strategies – to turn those lemons to lemonade!
Now this is not intended to be a story of woe; or accepting failure. Rather, it is a reflection on self-preservation and the longevity of your Inner Awesome. There are moments for all of us where we are just ‘Not’. In the end, it is the way we acknowledge and move past these moments that helps us create our own personal success story. The lessons we learn along the way are the tools that make us better colleagues, leaders and collaborators.
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