Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Getting Discouraged

There are days at work where we don't feel like we are getting anywhere. I seem to be in one of those periods right now.

We spin our wheels. We work on the things that we are supposed to be working on, but progress comes slowly, if at all. It can be difficult to know what to do next.

Sending another note, or making another phone call, can be a futile exercise when no one else is in the office to receive it.

A talk with a colleague can help. It can give us a sense that we are not alone in our struggle. Or an insight into how to change things. Or maybe how to accept exactly where we are, even if that includes struggle.

Sometimes, the most productive thing can be to take a break. And to do things with renewed vigor when the time comes.


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