There will be a moment in the days ahead when your fingers will twitch and you’ll want to do it: Reach for your smart phone and check. Your mind will race: There’s no good reason for me to look at the blasted thing. The office is closed!
In that moment you’ll look at your child or your aging mom or dad, and you’ll make a better choice.
There will be a moment over the course of this Holiday Season when things go seemingly out of control. Emotions will rise, conflict will erupt and you’ll wonder: How dare they act like that! We don’t tolerate such behavior at the office – why should we tolerate it here? You’ll be tempted to step in and command.
In that moment, you’ll see the bigger picture and forgive.
There will be a moment after one celebration leads to another when you’ll eat too much, and do too little. This is the antithesis of the hard-working achiever you know yourself to be. I’m so disappointed. I’ve done nothing constructive these past days!
In that moment you’ll laugh at yourself. Then, you’ll remember that rest, and joy, and rich relationships are a requisite for productivity in the year ahead.
Our entire Verus Global family is honored to have spent important moments with you in 2013. We wish you and yours a momentous and peaceful Holiday Season!
Well put. I will remember this as I’m off, with thoughts of work swirling and relatives in for the holidays. All the best to you and your team, Craig.
Look forward to 2014.
Mark – It’s been a pleasure working with you in 2013 and I look forward to more in 2014. Here’s to a remarkable holiday with your family and friends. Thanks for your amazing leadership and vision. Best to you and yours!
Thank you, Mark! I trust you and your family are having a remarkable Holiday Season. Here comes an amazing ’14!
As a person whose remaining parent and in-laws are aging it is time to sit back and enjoy this celebration. I will try not to feel guilty about not checking voice mail and e-mail. As you said the office is closed, no one is there!
Thanks for the advice. Your program is changing my life.
Tom – thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful holiday season, enjoying your family and hopefully relaxing. Happy Holidays!
Hi Craig, I sure wish I would have read this before the holidays. All 3 of those things happened. 🙂 I just read this now and smiled because I handled them exactly as you suggested. Taking the high road, and building other’s big R happened without me even realizing it!
Thanks to the team at Verus Global (especially Sheryl Alstrin, and Denise Pushnik) for a great partnership this year!
Your celebration is one I’m joining, Debbie. Too often I hear people reflect with regret – rather than taking your approach. Much more powerful!
I’ll pass your words onto my teammates – and thank you for leading forward! Here comes a Best Ever’14 –
Debbie, Thank you for your kind words – It’s been a great pleasure to partner with you! Here’s to an enjoyable and productive 2014!