I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
"You’re going to ruffle some feathers if you want to fly, it’s inevitable. It is impossible to please everybody. It’s far better to meet your own expectations and let someone else down than to let yourself down to meet someone else’s expectations. If you’re serious about success knowing this will help you get there."
- Jackson Kiddard
Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist.
Here goes another day at work. I am hoping to make it through the next two days without giving up and retreating back to my desk. We had a end-of-the-line meeting last Thursday where I laid out the expectations I have on everything from dress code to attitude to customer service levels. I have never received so much negative feedback in my life! And they are fighting me every single step of the way. They have two weeks to shape up before I start the process to replace them and I really don’t know if anyone will make it.
But it is my job to give them every opportunity to change and in order to that, I have to remain positive but firm. It’s so difficult to spend hour after hour with them and not give up and retreat to my desk. In fact, yesterday they broke me and I gave up around 3 and just focused on busy work because I had such a headache from it all. Today’s goal is to maintain focus all day and not let them get to me.
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