We Winced…

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I’ve hear it say that “People have a short memory.”  Democrats would hope that is true as well as the Chicago Bears.  The Democrats felt it last week when the election results turned sour for many.  Watching the Chicago Bears yesterday, you felt it as well.  We winced, we can’t seem to watch it, any more than that moment, a minute or the next few hours.

We have great empathy for well-known groups of people who are having a really bad time of it when they stop competing as a group.  We may take it for granted that unquantifiable circumstances led to a poor showing of their performance.  We wince with pain during our lives and following a public blow to our ego. Yet, failure breeds a new determination to try again.  Like a Phoenix – life anew rises above the ashes.

If we were in the shoes of a public faux pax – we would be grateful for a mindful perspective.  It would –  to be observant, to be descriptive, to act, to be non-judgmental and to take it on the chin.  Yes,  we winced in defeat but it’s not over yet. Guy Kawasaki’s wisdom may come into play – “A good idea is 10% implementation and hard work and 90% luck.”

As you Choose Who You Want to be Known As this week, consider how you dealt with a career move that you wished didn’t happen. How did you  turn it around?       Have a great week!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent

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