Lessons I Learned This Week

Throughout our week, we receive so many nuggets of truth, instructions, or ideas. You know what I mean, those fleeting bits of insight or wisdom that slap us upside the head and then disappear.

The ones that arrive at unexpected times like that turn of a phrase in a song, a thought you have while driving to a meeting, or when a solution comes while reading an online article. On the surface, they are simple but on investigation are packed full of truth. I call those lessons, and here are a few I had this week.

1. Sometimes you need help.

We often turn away help choosing to perform a task alone, but sometimes you have to admit you can’t do this by yourself and ask for help.

"Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don't know something, and to learn something new." Barack Obama

2. When the gatekeepers turn down your project, go around them.

You don't need permission to make and create.

3. When you are stuck, take bold action.

Stop doing things the same way. Make a bold action!

"Action by its definition is movement, and being stuck is the lack of movement, so it's more accurate to say you're stuck in inaction. Procrastination and passivity never work. Get up and do something--even the smallest action leads to progress." Lolly Daskal

4. Initial overreaction is harmful.

Things aren’t always going to go your way. Stop overreacting, it wreaks havoc.

5. A change of scenery will change your perspective.

Change up your routine, commute a different route, get out of the office, have lunch with different people, exercise. Change it up.

What lessons did you learn this week?

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