About Managing Current Challenges
Leaders: is there someone in your organization who you really don’t know? Or maybe you have brief interactions on a daily basis but never have taken time to learn about them? Take time to reflect on when you cultivated new relationships with people outside of your circle, as a younger person. What positive experiences came out of that relationship?
Don’t let your failures hold you back. I did not get accepted into my college of choice and I felt like a failure…My advice to you is to make the best of it and work hard to develop your path in the college that you attend…I wish I hadn’t wasted time being feeling rejected and just focused on getting the most from my college experience early on. ~ Jillian W.
Leaders: When have you turned your failure into a success? Reflect on those moments from your past and when you see yourself or others in your organization feeling like a failure, guide them to turning it into a success, just as you did.
Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and try to better yourself…be aware that people have preconceived notions and may label you a failure before they even know what you are capable of. Don’t be afraid of these people, and don’t avoid situations where you may prove them right, because you very well may prove them wrong. ~Devin
Leaders: Remember when you went out of your comfort zone as a teenager?
It was probably a daily occurrence! You survived and even became stronger from the experience. Take chances that will benefit your organization by getting out of your comfort zone and allow people in your company to do the same. You may doubt they will succeed, give them the opportunity to prove you wrong.
What would you say?
The act of reflecting on your experiences and the lessons they taught you about yourself is a meaningful exercise. To sit down, put a pen to paper, and interact with your younger or future self, opens up a whole new world of self-exploration and realization.