Most recently I have been challenged personally and professionally.
Change is always on the horizon, we may not know why or even understand the reasons behind that change, but it exists.
Change is scary….
Challenging for some…
Exciting for others…
However, change brings with it questions, unease and a sense of the ‘unknown’.
I have felt this professionally and personally, particularly most recently. I sat back in pure frustration wondering why? How? Where to from here?
Why have I done what I have done for years? Where has my reputation, my hard work, my evidence, with change in years of past students who said I made a difference ended up?
What has been the point of giving up weekends, holidays and more for the young people of today?
I have one answer – it’s worth it!
It is beyond worth it. Those moments where they learn to cook, learn to set up a camp and be independent, theyblearn to laugh, learn to climb a tree or be slightly dangerous. That’s what makes it worth it!
Life is hard enough as it is, it seems. With the eb and flow of our everyday lives and …
A new role, a new venture, a new request, new demand, a new idea and the list goes on!
So what do we do? When do we make the decision to stand and fight? When do we decide to step aside and let it happen?
I suppose that’s when we know that’s how much it takes!
I have been in a role, working towards an end game for 13 years and recently the carpet I never knew I was on was pulled out from underneath me.
What to do?
Challenge! Accept or not..
I chose to accept this challenge.
Why you say.. well here is why…
I love what I do. I am passionate about the end goals and outcomes of what I do. So I will stand and be proud, confident and yes fight. It’s worth it.
It’s not about me, it’s about the end goal, the dream, the outcomes. It has never been about me. Never will be.
So when is enough, enough?
I cannot say – but today, challenge accepted! I will fight for what I think is right, meaningful and essential.
Tomorrow – a new challenge. I will wake and fight that one to.
It doesn’t take much these days to push us over the edge but if it’s worthwhile, like me, stand up, be confident and be sure to make your position and thoughts known.
If you are confident and know the value and change that can come from it.. make it happen.
The world is full of red tape! Challenge it..