Happy HUMP DAY! It’s better late than never to get a post up for Day 6 of blogmas, right?! To those that have been keeping up, thanks so much. For those just tuning in, I’m posting every day leading up to Christmas!
Today is just one of those days. My week started off great. I was super productive on Monday knocking everything off my to do list. Hell, my team even won Monday Night Football (#SteelerNation). This time of year just has me on a roller coaster. One minute I’m flying high in the sky getting shit done then it’s a downward spiral of being overlong in my feelings and zoning it.
Work is super busy right now which is to be expected as 2017 is winding down. I love what I’m doing but sometimes I feel like I’m coasting and not producing results. Then there’s me having control issues, to be frank, and not delegating like I should. I honestly can’t do it all. I’m not great at everything. I just like to know a little bit of this and a little bit of that to get by.
Sometimes in life we look past our expertise. We want to do it all. We feel like we can do it all. Sometimes it may actually get done. You may come through in the clutch. Yet there’s those times you feel as if you’re drowning because you’re setting unrealistic expectations. You say yes to that opportunity instead of letting someone else do it. You say you’ll have it done by the end of the day which turns into the next day, and the next, and the next. Then again, maybe that’s just me.
For me to truly be effective I have to focus on what my purpose is. Focus on my role and find ways to enhance it in a way that is beneficial. I don’t need to put more stress on myself to impress. A long to do list does not make you accomplished. When I write things down I have very intent to get it all done. The lack there of is why I’ve limited myself to a top 3 a day to not feel like I haven’t done anything for the day. Again, maybe it’s just me.
Alright, let me not get too depressing during the holiday season (#NOGRINCHZONE). It’s truly just days like this where I take a step back and refocus. I redirect my energy to what I do best and what to know I do better than the rest. It’s not being cocky. And yes, sometimes jealousy/envy seeps in when someone is doing something and being complimented for what you KNOW you could’ve done just as great. Still in all, why knock someone else down to build yourself up? Applaud them. Let them be great. Let them have a moment. Not everything will always be about you and your accomplishments, your work is appreciated more than you know. Maybe it’s just me, but I know plenty of you can relate.
When looking back at 2017, don’t just say so long. Acknowledge what it is that you’ve done. Uplift yourself. No one has to do that for you. Be your own cheerleader (as cliche as that is). Seriously, thank yourself for pushing through and getting done what you did.