Becoming More Competent

Over the 30 years of owning a consulting firm (The Art Of Management Inc.,) I have had to confront and deal with situations (money, staff issues, etc.) that you might say are not “my cup of tea.”  In fact, I have often wanted to run the other way, take a vacation, delegate it to someone else in the company, ignore it, and so on.  I don’t believe that I am the only one who has had these reactions, right?

However, after I have gotten past all those emotions and reactions and sometimes postponed dealing with it for a long time, it has always come down to me having to face the music and handle the problem.  It goes with the territory of being the boss/owner. 

But I have noticed something:  The faster I confronted the situation, the easier it was to handle.  And each time I took the appropriate actions right away, I found myself feeling more competent, able and stronger.  And that translates to less fear of “what is the next problem going to be?”  This doesn’t mean that I am inviting the universe to hit me; it just means that I feel more prepared to handle whatever comes my way.

Instead, I am looking more and more at the future and creating it, instead of worrying about what’s going to bite me in the butt next. Dreaming up great futures for myself, my family, my business and other groups I contribute to occupies more of my thoughts these days which is a lot happier place to be. 

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