No, I don’t mean the the Charlie Sheen kind of winning…
It’s been too long since I posted, so today will be a two-fer, starting with this one. A friend of mine reminded me of something I said a while back: You are not winning if you allow a less-than-ideal situation at work get the better of you. People usually get frustrated and quit. While that is a perfectly natural response, it is also creates a notch on your proverbial belt of things you gave up on in your career. It becomes a memory of a failure that you carry with you going forward, perhaps even as a regret. Now I am not typically the type that sees things in adversarial terms, but when it comes to letting things get you down, I do see winning and losing. Quitting before you make lemonade out of lemons is losing. Take a bad situation, get the best thing out of it. Then you can quit on top, and leave the situation on your own terms. If you quit before you learn something, contribute something, positively affect something, then…you wasted your time, and that’s on you. What will be your legacy when you move on? If you feel like you’re not sure how much more you can take of it, then that tells you how urgently you need to make that lemonade happen. There are going to be things out of your control. No matter how dire the situation, there is always something positive within your power that you can do. If this applies to you, hang in there, keep your eye on the prize, and get busy! YOU CAN BE A WINNER!
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