Patience and Persistence

I was driving into work this morning with a head full of worries and frustrations about work stuff. The project that isn’t going as fast as I want it to largely due to people’s resistance to change, even if the change would make life easier for almost everyone involved. The staff member who I have concerns about. The sheer volume of work that I need to do. My car doesn’t have a working radio so there is nothing to distract me from the swirl of thoughts as I make the 25 minute drive in.

Sometimes I don’t know if I’m up to the challenges of this job. I don’t know if I have thick enough skin or enough patience or enough energy to fix the problems of my department. Sometimes I feel exhausted just thinking about it and we are still a month away from hitting our busy season.

I’m trying not to be discouraged. I keep reminding myself that most problems can be solved with patience and persistence so that is my mantra for this week. Patience and persistence. Patience and persistence. Patience and persistence.

(and the occasional closed office door silent scream).

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On a totally unrelated note: I hit 316 minutes of exercise for the month of April, not the 500 I was aiming for. I blame the move, and the fact that I did nothing but moving tasks for the first two weeks of the month.

May goal: 600 minutes with lots of swimming as the Point to LaPointe swim will be here sooner than I think.

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One thought on “Patience and Persistence

  1. Mr. Monkey says:

    I don’t think the work mantra and the workout goals are at all unrelated. And I know you can do both. Three 50-minute sessions/week or four 37-minute sessions a week will get you there with room to spare. After how you brought our finances in line, I know you can do the same for work and working out.

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