I will admit there are a lot of trials and tribulations to being a parent. Although the job itself is incredibly rewarding, there may be moments when you truly want to tap out and take a break. Please know you are not alone and that even if you are not sure if you are doing it right, if you follow your heart you will be headed in the right direction. I have a lot of guiding principles that I use with my kids like: be the better person and two wrongs don’t make a right. Hopefully these principles will help them to make the best decisions they can as they continue to grow and mature. Currently the saying on our computers is “If it doesn’t challenge you than it won’t change you”. These words are so very true. When we are challenged the most to think outside of our norm or step outside of our comfort zone, those are the times of the greatest personal growth in our lives. For my kids these are the “life lessons” that I try to help them learn. Funny thing is that it seems whenever they go through these life lessons I also seem to learn and grow from them.
Just like the guidelines that I have for my kids, we have similar guidelines at work with our standards of behavior. These are guiding principles that keep us on track and make us the best place to work together to provide exceptional care. I often write about choosing your attitude and owning your behavior, but this week I challenge you to really think about your communication. We tend to gravitate to the comfortable spot of emailing or texting instead of having the direct face-to-face communication. I encourage you this week to skip at least one email or text and go directly to the person and have the conversation in person. It is so much more impactful, and it is a great way to reconnect with those around us.