November 23, 2016

Slowly slowly


Creep creep, you don’t even notice. What was good, what was understood and agreed, what was the way you wanted things … became something different. Nobody’s fault, not something you can pin on malice or malingering, but somehow, slowly slowly, the world changed.

Now, you’re responsible for more than you ever agreed, have used more time than was ever thought possible, have swallowed costs that weren’t budgeted or should never have been yours, have committed energy and personal capital and favours beyond objective reason.

It is what it is? That’s the way things go sometimes? Roll with it?

All true.

But now that you’re here … what are you going to do about it?

Moan? Double down? Be the boiled frog?

Before you do anything else, call it out: this has happened.

Then, make an active choice: here’s what we’re doing about it.

Skippy strategy: Honestly, openly, deal with the reality.