I suppose most people have heard the expression hindsight is 20/20. We look back on a situation that didn’t go so well or as we thought it should and we start the shoulda, woulda, coulda game. You know how it goes… we shoulda done this, or we coulda done that and if we had… it woulda turned out differently…maybe.
When I look back at some of my own experiences, I see a person who was not fully engaged. As a matter of fact, to be painfully honest, in some situations I see a person who was just coasting. If you think being you is enough and that things will just work out because you are you…think again. You must be prepared and coasting is never a plan that gets you where you need to be.
I spoke to an old friend who lost his job. When I asked what he was looking for in a new position the reply was more about desperation than design. Sometimes in fear we settle instead of reaching for the best and what we are really doing is coasting. Play to your strengths and use this given opportunity to fly.
You being you with a plan, giving it your full energy and attention are a force to be reckoned with. There is no one like you!