“Are things EVER going to get better around here?!”

This is only a semi-rhetorical question that was posed to me this morning by a colleague, a high-performing, positive-projecting woman who impresses me on a daily basis-  “Are things EVER going to get better around here?!”  Many of us have probably asked this, perhaps self-pitifully, hoping for an answered prayer of relief. Or perhaps in frustation, fearing that relief is a pipe-dream.

Well, things ALREADY HAVE gotten better around here.  What’s your assessment?  Are you better off now than you were a year ago?  If so, tell us why.  What steps did you take to improve your situation?  And if your lot in life has sunk downward, what happened? Is it insurmountable? Have you sincerely asked for help, with a willingness to listen?

The game-changers for me arrived in a pair:

1)  I realized we move in a universe of abundance, not scarcity, and I now reaffirm this perspective daily.   When I discovered that the energy of love and generosity is boundless, that I need not live in the fear that I might lack resources, I gained the confidence that I am never going to go without sustenance.   We don’t have to interact in zero-sum transactions. Abundance generates a synergy; 1 + 1 = more than 2!                                                                                                                             

2)  It finally dawned on me- I don’t have to pursuade someone to change their mind.  I do not need to convert someone’s point of view.  The old-school underlying sales tenets of playing on the fear-greed-ego of one’s sales prospect are not compassionate, and are not sustainable. 

Do you have a vision?  An idea to progress amoung your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers?  Then run that banner up the staff and lead the parade.  Look around…you have followers.  Your positivity starts a chain reaction of similarly positive thoughts, events and outcomes.  You become a catalyst, a spark that ignite people’s resources that create extraordinary results.

I believe THIS is the way for things to get better around here. Give it a try.

About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
This entry was posted in Leadership thru Trust, Possitivity: Work for Progress, Self Improvement and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to “Are things EVER going to get better around here?!”

  1. Cindy says:

    Great post, Jim, and so true! Thank you!


  2. Rae says:

    I’ll have to mull this one over, I’m sure I can think of many examples of game-changes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.