Today was probably the most useless Monday of this entire year. It was spent wasting time in situations that I didn’t need to be apart of. But I suppose at the end of the day, like now, I did need to be a part of it. It’s about the team.
Yes the epic contradiction comes out. But, in my defense, I mean that I needed to be apart of the above said situation purely to learn what my colleagues and others are going through on a daily basis as well as with their work. I thought my side was rough and completely out of wack due to the curse that was 2016.
The day obviously did get better as time went on. We had a productive marketing meeting which should set the basis for 2017 and what may arise (see not a resolution but a reflection of the year). For both my team and myself it was the open, honest and hard conversation that was needed so that we could admit our failures of the year but also to learn from them so that when 2017 does come around we don’t repeat them but also grow from them and introduce new ways to deliver greatness.
Obviously there was a point that I was getting too. Yes, distraction is my curse for life. But let me get back to the lesson learnt from today.
Simple short and sweet lesson. But, in general it has so many implications in our lives that we forget to pay attention to it and its potential to destroy so much.
We need to understand what is required of us.
We need to understand that people are human.
We need to understand that people have bad days.
We need to understand that we are not perfect.
Four scenarios that could help make our lives a lot better if we just start to have a better understanding of the scenarios and people around us. We will be able to communicate better and provide more thoughtful answers but more importantly it lead us to becoming patient with peoples emotions and hardships.
So, yes today was a waste at times but it become something good with valuable lessons that again we don’t note of.