Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Just a quick follow-up to yesterday's post. On the occasional day when I come into work saying I overslept (generally meaning I didn't get out running at 5:30), my colleagues will tell me I needed sleep and that I'm only human. At this point, I think that all of this "what can I actually fit in and it has to be less than I've tried" is one big reminder that I am only human. Sometimes in business and politics people talk about managing expectations. They are usually referring to others. In my case the key person's expectations I have to manage are my own--expectations of what I can actually accomplish. We could adapt the serenity prayer: May we drive to accomplish the most we can, have the courage to admit what we cannot, and have the wisdom to discern the difference.