I occasionally read Seth Godin's blog (linked over there on the right). He is a marketing genius and I find his info very straight forward and applicable to all areas of life, not just business. For example, there was a post from a few days ago that made me stop and appreciate what he was saying. It applies to me and my situation directly and has inspired my new year. Without his permission, here is the blog post in full:
Is everything okay?
Unless you work in a nuclear power plant, the answer is certainly no (and if you work there, I hope the answer is yes.)
No, everything is not okay. Not in a growing organization. Not if your company is making change happen, or dealing with customers. How could it be?
And yet, that's what so many managers focus on. How to make everything okay.
We spend so much time smoothing things out, we lose the opportunity for change, or for texture or creativity.
Instead of working so hard to make everything okay, perhaps it is more helpful to work hard at living with a world that rarely is.
Click here for the link to his site.