Within two years, I was a manager. I discovered that people don’t always do what they are supposed to do. Two years later, I wasn’t a manager. My manager’s manager called me in the office and yes, I knew immediately that there was a problem. Apparently, 2nd level management felt that I was “too defensive”, among other things…. I was devastated! I wanted to scream, yell… CRY!!!!!!!!! I must admit that I REALLY don’t like to ERR….OR.
THEY really didn’t know me! Were THEY supposed to be “smarter” than me, because they had more experience, REALLY! Or was it simply that they were better at creating chaos???
What Do You Think? (I welcome your comments!)
I guess that I should also mention that by now I was also married, which added a whole NEW dimension to the equation. But what I began to discover was that sometimes our steps are ordered in a way that we don’t understand. “The steps of a good man (woman) are ordered by the Lord … “ (Psalm 37:23) ….. but you have to take a step and He will order the next.
Can we really find order in chaos or do we have to create it? There are many things that are outside of our immediate control. So we have to find those things that are within our control and Find Our Order.
I would venture to guess that most of our work lives and for some, home also, is very stressful. Therefore, we must find ways to de-stress. Although, I am sure that it seems really trivial and much too simple, but it could mean that we need to de-clutter our office, our workspace, a drawer, a closet, a garage, and the list goes on and on.
Now I would suggest that you try it, before you knock it….
And even for those of you that are “organized”, if you are still stressed from time to time, I believe that I have a few tips for you also.
STAY TUNED, There’s more to come…..