“ WEEK 123 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS “
What happens when you’re the responsible one? I was talking to an acquaintance recently and we were discussing the difference between being organized and responsible versus being a neurotic nitpicker, painfully perfectionist to the point of nausea. For those of us who enjoy taking on challenges, we may put too much on our plate and end up biting off more than we can chew. When we take on too many tasks, either because we want to help someone else or because we want to learn and grow, we are stretched too thin and can’t do anything right.
The overwhelming feeling rolls over us. Starting at a mountain of duties and tasks, we have no idea where to begin, so we just start climbing. We can’t get our foot on something solid, or we slip, and we end up tumbling down that hill of responsibility.
As one of the people who loves to have everything in order with my T’s crossed and my I’s dotted—the kind ones call us organized, but most think we’re CONTROL FREAKS!—I’ve had to learn to take a step back. Let go and delegate. Ask for help. Most of the time, people are so busy in their own cubby holes of odd errands that they won’t just volunteer to take on your problems for you. That’s not to say that you should just pass on issue to the next sucker in line, but you can either share the task at hand or realize that it’s not that important after all. Prioritize and times manage.
Make waves. If you know that there’s something you can get or someone you can work with to make your life easier, speak up. Just like when you body surf, when you ride the wave, you may crash, but it’s better than just sitting on the beach and watching the current go.
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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