|Points to consider
||If you’re running a crew, you spend your day solving problems; you were probably promoted, in part, because of your problem solving skills. That’s great, but after a while all we see are the problems! We tend to ignore things that are going well.
Think about the “complainers” in your life — the folks who are always moaning about how bad things are. It has an effect on them — and the people around them. If you lead a crew, you can’t afford to bring your team down like that.
There’s an old saying: when I see it I’ll believe it. But the flip-side of that is also true: when I believe it I’ll see it. We notice and focus on things that confirm our beliefs. The best way to be a better leader, and build a stronger crew is believing you’re a good leader / crew.
Pausing to reflect on everything that’s going right helps reduce the stress that comes with being a leader. It’s easy to talk about how awful things are… but there’s good news too! Take time to notice it.