It’s somewhat weird to get upset when asked, “Who are you?“. A worse case happens when you respond negatively when asked, “Who do you think you are?“. To feel better, you should rather find the best answer to the question, “What do you carry?“.
Today was a long day for us. Most members of my team were on the field, getting ready for the great days ahead. I had great challenges and I know most of us did. However, I would share a brief to describe what I learned.
I witnessed a few challenges today in the following areas:
Someone was instructed to make a payment and he couldn’t do as promised so he was embarrassed in his office. Rather than get upset, he saw it as a trivial issue.
I smiled when I observed the level of maturity learned by this defaulting individual who just couldn’t pay. Of course, in no time, a mediator showed up and tried to settle the case.
The defaulter humbly waited for his turn to tell his own part of the story and at the end of the day, the same thing happened – he was still given more time to pay. The case closed and having that end of day had reached, he couldn’t wait to take a new movie collection home. Hmm…..I was envious though.
Now what do we learn here?
Your day was not tailor-made to fit any situation. Make it as great as you want it to be.
I had a long “to-do” list and a few members of my team had theirs. I was done with mine but a team member decided to post-pone one of his “to-do” items till tomorrow. Instead of letting that happen, I helped him out.
Some people might ask, “what’s your business with his to-do list?“. Well, I would say:
While it’s your business to focus on what you need to get done, it’s my business to get results. The reward doesn’t come to those who did it but rather those who won.
Now, back to my question, “What Do You Carry?“. While everyone loves to carry a great ego and be seen to showcase that winning self-esteem, I would rather say, “I carry the will to win“. That way, I would surely win.
If I could do this every day, I can make-up great days.
When asked, “What Do You Carry?“, what would you say?