November 21, 2019     Daily Post

You Call That Progress?

It’s really up to you, y’know.

A conversation with someone you can help that results in postponed discussions could be considered a failure to help someone proceed… or progress toward serving them in their timing. We choose whether we want to consider it progress or not. How we see it affects our response: to be pushy, or empathetic.

An important project you need to terminate because someone’s not behaving appropriately could be considered a failure to help someone proceed… or progress toward setting the tone for what you’ll tolerate as an organization. We choose whether we want to consider it progress or not. How we see it affects our response: to be a doormat, or an authority.

A product idea you were really hoping would work, didn’t. That could be considered a step back, that you may now be “behind your potential” because of it. Or you could consider it an essential part of the journey, remembering that all successes live on a healthy diet of failure. How we see it affects our response: to continue bravely, or mope selfishly.

You want to call that progress? That’s entirely up to you.

If you want an outside opinion on it, I say go for it. Continue bravely.