All this Negativity is Getting Me Down

There’s not enough rain. There’s too much rain. It’s too hot. It’s too cold. You’re too loud. You’re too quiet.

You’re not a strong enough leader. You don’t give people enough leeway. You’re not confrontational enough. You don’t celebrate your people enough. You need to step out and be in charge. You need to step back and let others lead.

I’ve had enough!!!!!!!

For the next few weeks – I’m putting a moratorium on all negative feedback. I’ve been nit-picked until there are no more nits to pick – we’re down to skin here and it’s raw and sore! Now, I’m all about making things better, which means you have to analyze your situation, identify the problems and institute a plan for correcting the problem, but I think there is such a thing as over-analyzing a program or a person. And I think that when you over-analyze on a continuous basis, you can suck all the life out of what you’re trying to make better.

It’s pretty basic, really. You identify your problem and start your corrective plan, then you have to give the plan time to work before picking your program apart again to work on something else. Just like when you want to grow a shrub in a particular shape. First thing you do is let it grow wild. Then you trim it back and correct any branches that need redirection. Then you let it grow out of shape again before you prune it back again. If you go out every week and prune off any new growth that is headed in the “wrong” direction, you will eventually kill your shrub.

It might make some people mad at me, but I don’t really care. (Especially since I’m headed off for vacation tomorrow anyway! HA!) You want a strong leader? Well here’s your strong leader saying “Stop being so negative!”

***Vague disclaimer*** The tirade we just experienced together was pointed first and foremost at myself. Any association with any other person, whether real or imagined, is unintentional, but more than likely applies, so take it as you will.🙂

3 Responses

  1. Oh yeah! Have fun, be yourself. The world is so boring when you give us anything else. And A lot less fun.Love ya!!! NESSA IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!AWESOME IS ANESSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I agree. Whole hardly!!!!!Nit pics ans all!! Just don’t ask my opinion. Then you are fair game!!!!!

  3. Have a great vacation. Surround yourself with positive people–It does the Body good.

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