One of the activities we engage in daily is Waiting. What do you do while you are waiting for…? What emotions rise to the surface? Most of us have experiences both positive and unpositive while we wait. What we do while we are waiting has more answers than this Blog can discuss. Yet, Waiting is an opportunity to self-manage our actions.
Here are 3 values people engage in while waiting:
*Patience: Even temper; self-control; willingness to endure composure.
*Humility: Meekness; submit with good grace; to be resigned.
*Trust: Place confidence in; expectation; dependence, certainty.
Opportunities to self-manage have been with us since the early 19th Century when Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote his Treatise on Self-Reliance. A contemporary author in Hawaii, Rosa Say, describes self-management as “Managing With Aloha at http://www.managingwithaloha.com. Our careers are affected by the concept of self-management in most industries, professions, academia and entrepreneurship. During this last week of January, as you find yourself Waiting for. . .?, Choose Who You Want to be Known As. Enjoy your week.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent
Author: Ethics to YOU Too!™ Smashwords Edition 2012
Notes: Rosa Say published a Blog entitled, “12 Rules for Self-Management” at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/12-rules-for-self-managment.html. Reviewed January 27, 2013
Definitions of patience, humility and trust, cited above were obtained from http://www.Thesaurus.com. Reviewed January 27, 2013