This magnet sits on our fridge. My husband got it for me, presumably because of all the times he had to listen to me complain about people at my old job who didn’t seem to be able to deal with the hard stuff.
Dealing with day-to-day stuff is all well and good. Challenging people to take things to the next level is great. But sometimes our job – whatever that may be – requires us to deal with the awkward stuff. To have hard conversations.
This is true if we’re mothers who need to have conversations with our kids about behavior. It’s true if we have a job outside the home that requires us to have good relationships with co-workers. And it’s definitely true if we’re executives who are paid way too much to avoid something because we don’t want (or don’t know how) to deal with it.
Being enough is not just about dealing with insecurities and the parts of ourselves we want to improve. It’s also about addressing the hard stuff too.
I’m working on this right now in a couple of areas – one family thing and one issue at work. How about you?