Changes On The Job

Every job has some changes that happen over time. You get hired, train and after a while forces outside your control (like COVID) means you must adapt and adjust. This is something I am experiencing as my work tasks include changing how I do customer service and recruitment.

I still enjoy what I do because of how important the mission of my organization is to the lives of thousands. I am just saying that every day has the potential to be completely brand new in how one is supposed to do their daily work.

Covid has changed the game for so many and we have a responsibility to learn new ways of living, working, and doing the best we can. This is where experience can pay off for both employee and employer.

Rolling with the punches is the rule of the times we live in. Every day is a new adventure. Be ready and do what you can.

Doing Your Best, Whatever That Looks Like

Giving it all you got daily can be challenging. There are some days when faking it until you make it is the best you can do. I understand that doing your best is important and, in some occupations, you cannot have an off day.

All I am saying is that being human comes with boundaries and limitations that sometimes cannot be overcome. Doing the best, you can does not always mean 100% effort, often it means something closer to 50%.

I guess it depends on your attitude or how you are feeling physically and mentally. Circumstances can also dictate what doing your best really means. Expectations and reality are two different things here and how you approach what life throws at you and how you meet those challenges. Do your best, whatever that looks like and then let it go. There is only so much one person can do in this life.

Sunday Reflection: Redefining Love Of Country

Now is the time that the act loving your country be redefined. It is easy to wave a flag, go to a cookout, wear national colors. What is more difficult is to serve your fellow citizens, respect your neighbors for who they are and care about their well being as you do your own. It’s more than going to war it also means striving for peace in ones own communities.

Putting in the work to make your country the best it can be tough but through some sweat and sacrifice much can be accomplished. Nothing worth doing can be done with catch phrases and slogans. It requires a lot of dedication and so much more.

All these things can be applied just about anywhere in the world. None of this means being a nationalist because there is a larger global community in which each of us belongs to. No country or its citizens can truly go it alone.

You may have your independence, but you are still dependent on one another. Freedom’s bell cannot ring unless life, liberty, and happiness is guaranteed for all, no matter what.

Kindness Needed For A Short-Staffed World

This is a solid message for all of us. Everything is short-staffed these days and for those who report for work it’s a good thing to be kind. The world needs some kindness for those who are just trying to get by and to make a living.