Yes, I admit it. With my own 5 Day Challenges I become a member of the great “self-improvement” brigade.
And yes, I stand by this, and I think it is important to question my own assumptions and to work towards more empathetic and emotionally significant working relationships.
But I received a comment about my last 5 Day Challenge on “Courage” which made me stop and reflect.
Sometimes, my coachee said, he does not want to be courageous, and does not want to have to think about how to add further appreciation and recognition to his working life.
Sometimes, like his parents once did, he would like to go to work, do his job, and then at the end of the day just go home and leave it at that.
I am sure that many of us know this feeling.
And perhaps sometimes this is what we need – just to be at our own desks without having to worry so much about all the others, and just to accept the ways things are. To go home and relax, eat our dinner, and enjoy the evening. The same the next day. And the next.
Until one day we say to ourselves that today we would like to do, feel, or learn something special. I would like to be a better colleague, a better boss, a better co-worker. I would like to use my working time for my own sense of well-being and my personal development. And then we do that.
As in the Bible, “To everything there is a season.”
We can trust our own feelings, knowing when it is time for courage, to show appreciation, to look for the good reasons behind the actions of someone else, to question ourselves. And when it is time to take things simply, just to do what the job requires and not to question everything.
This is about not making our lively unnecessarily complicated, and just living our own doing and being.
With these thoughts I wish you a successful 2019. I will keep sharing my ideas on how you can contribute to good working together.