What gets you out of bed in the morning shouting “I have to!…”
Other than a child crying….nothing moves me out of bed because I have to.
In the last 22 years of my professional life, I have set goals. I’ve been measured, weighed, met, and not met goals. I’ve been ignored, left to my own devices and exceeded goals. I’ve been at the top of the production chart, and at the bottom. Ironically, I made more money at the bottom.
I’ve been inspected, encouraged, and threatened…it means nothing to my goals. Goals are set to get people to do something, because management has to say something to the board of directors.
It really means nothing other than your bosses’ bonus and over promise of delivery.
There is something that I’ve learned in the last 30 years of being poked, prodded, manipulated, and threatened…..
Everything happens in its time. Nothing I force ever works out. No amount of analyzing “why” makes a difference. No “goal” has ever driven me higher than my own connecting, and being true to myself has ever done.
If I follow another’s path, I make myself foolish.
Authenticity is what creates my opportunity.
So I am grateful today for the ability to read a situation, and work according to what’s needed for my clients, knowing that in the end…..it will all work out.