Whenever anyone serves in a difficult situation…and I am not toiling away beside them…I feel guilty.
It happened some time ago as our parking team served out in the rain while I worked inside. I was working, but I was nice and dry while they sacrificed like crazy.
Why is it so hard to simply feel gratitude towards those who are giving more than I am?
It recently happened again when I left work early while most of the staff was still engaged in their work. How do I convince myself that I’m not being lazy? Or…maybe that isn’t the problem. Maybe I am more worried about what others think of me. Either way, it’s a matter of trust.
- I know the leaders above me work 10x harder than me, even when I don’t see them
- Similarly, I know that my peers are working just as hard as I am to deliver their projects
- And, I realize that everyone below me is striving hard to take care of everything they have been asked to carry
Therefore, I have to trust my team…and they have to trust me.
How about you? Can you trust your team? Can they trust you?
Thanks for listening.