A client recently shared how impressed he was with the effort his team put into thinking through a new strategy for their business. He articulated how creative and committed they were to building out the best solution. I could feel his pride.
Pausing often gets a bad rap even though it can help you avoid embarrassing moments! Leaders often describe it as a weakness rather than strength. Like many things in life, it depends on your perspective.
You are cruising along in your happy place for weeks, months even, feeling gratitude and engaged in doing what you love. Life is good and it is hard to imagine how it gets better. Then BAM!!! You are knocked right out of that zone!
You feel frustrated and agitated with things that wouldn’t typically bother you. You’re feeling off but can’t quite put your finger on what it is.
A girlfriend and her daughter recently completed a Tough Mudder event in Whistler, B.C. It is a physically grueling and mentally challenging event. What I didn’t realize is that Tough Mudder is more about the team and facing your fears than accomplishing your personal best.