I completed a 6-month consulting assignment the end of October. I thoroughly enjoyed the work itself—parts challenging and familiar– and the people on the team. For a couple weeks around the work’s completion, I felt a little down that the work had wrapped up.
Then I realized that I should flip those feelings to a sense of satisfaction. I had successfully done the work I was engaged to do, all parties were pleased with the results, and we left the door open for future engagements.
That quick improvement in attitude reminded me that a change in perspective is sometimes all we need to view an event, result or feeling differently. And that can also help go into the next situation with a completely changed view.
The journey continues.