Every now and then, usually when something is not going to plan, I start to think about why things are happening the way they are. Aside from making me feel unsure about myself generally, these thoughts usually run along a few common lines. The issues are usually things I would have assumed I’d have come to terms with by this stage. When I started writing this post I called the list “5 questions that piss me off”, but I realised that the reason they piss me off is because I feel like I should have them sorted out by now, hence the new title. They are in no particular order:
I have a feeling that none of these problems are unresolvable, but probably all require a bit of focused attention. Maybe recognising their importance and assigning some time to them is what is necessary. I also think though, that a dose of frustration and self-doubt from time-to-time is inevitable. After all, we work in an environment where rejection is the norm and that has to leave some bruises on even the thickest of skin. So, as is so often the case, balance is probably key, working out what really matters and what is a reaction to the usual peaks and troughs of the business. I don’t know when (or if) I’ll work out how to resolve these things, I’m just hoping that being aware of the ‘why’ part of some of my frustrations is a step in the right direction.
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