Salty Chocolate and Project Enthusiasm Part SevenPosted: November 17, 2010
I wound up spending Monday night in ways that were a bit more conducive to Burger King breakfasts than blog-writing…but you know what? Worth it. That’s all I want out of life, honestly…priceless stories, timeless memories, amazing friends, and no regrets.
If a little chocolate works its way in there too, I wouldn’t complain.
Currently in my freezer? Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree. I LOVE the chocolate and the almonds but I’m not entirely sold on the salt. I understand that it’s supposed to make the flavors more intense, but it seems like a sad game of Which of these does not belong?
Commandment Seven: Act with initiative and courage as if it all depends on you.
In my line of work, I don’t have strict deadlines, I don’t have sales pitches to make or multi-million dollar mergers to navigate, and I don’t have a corporate ladder to climb. What I do have are lesson plans, Department of Children and Families codes, and lots of wet wipes. Does that make my job any less important than a lawyer’s or the editor of Vogue? Hardly. (Well, the latter maybe….)
When you feel like you’re not working towards anything in particular, there’s no incentive to give your all. I don’t care what your job is, what your title is, or how much you get paid – once you realize that you matter, even the most mundane tasks become worthwhile. I’m not self-centered enough to believe that the world would cease to spin without me, yet I know that everyone has an incredible contribution to make. Sure, not every assignment is going to be world-changing, but when we invest ourselves enough in them, our performance and attitudes will skyrocket. A little shift in mentality can make us approach our to-do list like a champ and take the risks that reap big rewards!
So tell me: What seemingly simple way can you act like a champ today?