It is often so that things don’t just disappear.

They might move a little bit farther.

They might step away from the sun.

They might hide behind a bigger thing.

They might chase you for a while.

They might try on a new outfit.

But they will still be there and you will meet them again.

The only thing you can do is to train yourself to live with them, treat them as part of the landscape, learn to give them the appropriate perspective.

There’s nothing else.


Success, just like failure, can make you feel great or make you feel bad.

I imagine the difference is how proud you are of the effort you put in and how much you treated others according to your values while getting there.

And if you think about it, that makes the relevance of success or failure null.

Journey over destination.

Work relationships

To build relationships in a work environment, particularly when you have leadership responsibilities, consider the following three things.

  1. Expectations, that is where what people expect of you meets what you expect to do.
  2. Communication, that needs consistency (i.e., frequency and repetition) and truthful content (i.e., say when something is wrong).
  3. Participation, that is a process that combines both a way for others to participate in your work and a way for you to set boundaries about what will get done.

Where are you struggling the most?