Feb 1 Train Wreck
Last week was a bit of a train wreck for me at work where I found myself in surreal WTF moment after moment and by Friday the course of events actually took me off the track into a meltdown. Office politics are the rue of my existence; I don’t play so I sometimes have to pay.
I took time to go through the natural progression of disbelief, confusion, then frustration and anger which can be sometimes where I get stuck for a long time. However, this time I did what I haven’t really done well in the past – I looked for the hidden messages and a way to apply them positively for myself. I let go of my disappointment in and expectations of other people and set my sights back on getting things done.
It was wildly liberating.
I am starting to listen to my life beat – those tiny impulses that we can actually moderate for the better. I am learning to let go of the stuff that doesn’t matter and keep my sights on the happy bits. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not all tulips and daisies, but even train wrecks are starting to look like a good thing from the right angle.
Today I am thankful for
- developing the personal presence to not completely lose my shit and make matters worse.
- friends and colleagues that went out of their way to help.
- an hour of clarity, an hour of laughter, and an hour of laser focused attention.
For what are you thankful?