While I normally I live by the mantra, 'there is no failure, only feedback', I have REALLY struggled with that this last week; work has been challenging and a roller-coaster at best.
So after a phone call and some coaching from a friend who is the other side of the world and sensed my distress; I have spent the last couple of days reflecting on the last week and what I have learned from it, what is my feedback to myself and what can and will I do differently in the coming week?
When I give feedback to myself, I do in in the third person, as if I am talking to someone else, I find if I do it that way not only am I kinder to myself, I am more objective and clearer on the challenges and am able to access more solutions.
So what is my feedback to myself and my top 5 lessons from the past 7 days:
1) You thrive most when outdoors and connecting with people face to face, make sure to build that into every day
2) You cannot control other peoples actions i.e. you can lead a horse to water but cannot make it drink; this is not a reflection of you or your abilities just where they are at this time
3) Do at least one thing every day that takes you closer to your ultimate goal - Be More Tree (my metaphor for when I am me at my best)
4) Sometimes less is more, don't over-complicate
5) Sometimes the right answer is 'no sorry I would love to but I can’t right now'
What would your feedback to yourself be? How can you make next week better than last week?