You know that feeling when something just resonates? You can almost physically feel it. Well, I had one of those moments last week and it’s still lingering so I thought it’s time to share.
At work we have review sessions where your boss gives you some feedback on how to improve, etc. Typical corporate stuff but I luckily have a boss that really gets me and give me advice. Anyway, I was self critiquing that one of the things I need to work on is my snarkiness. At times, I get frustrated easily and in so many ways, stop listening…knowing in my gut that it isn’t going to turn out the way I want. You might think that’s a shocking self assessment but it’s my reality. It’s something I need to change.
Anywho…he said you have to learn to elevate the situation. Take it to a better place and rise above the feelings.
There! Did you read it?!
That word has been rolling around in my head since that conversation and not just at work…on my runs too. In a way I guess it’s kind of become my mantra.
It’s helping me push through. It’s helping me sit up taller at work. It’s helping me see the forest for the trees and it’s giving me permission to be a better person, leader and runner.
I know…that’s deep but it’s one of those things. Right now, it’s the exact thing I needed to hear.
And it’s parallel to running is comforting. Last week when I was so emotionally drained, I sought reprieve on a run and it did the trick. This mantra is in turn helping me take my running further and as result, I’m in a better place.
Ok, that’s a TON to digest. I get it but just talking about it brings a smile to my face. In a world a words…this one is the only one I want to hear. Hopefully it will help you too!