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Loving Monday: Embattled or Embittered

loving_mondayOffice politics sucks.

One would think reasonably mature adults could work through most problems, misunderstandings, and challenges.

But we are not all as mature as we’d like to think we are.

We see very clearly where others lack maturity, but are less clear-sighted about our own shortcomings.

We have lots of ideas how everyone else needs to change, but seldom see any need to explore viable alternatives for ourselves.

Our only point of control, though, lies with what we can change about ourselves. We cannot change other people.

We can accuse them. We can report them. We can instruct them. We can pray for them.

But we cannot change them.

If we are going to experience change, it will have to begin with us.

The choice is ours… To continue embattled, to become embittered, or to take a good hard look at “how we might be a part of the problem that won’t go away.”

What will you choose?

Call me if you’d like to discuss the details of your particular situation.

Loving Monday is a weekly column designed to encourage us to step into our weeks with an intention to show up authentically, engage fully, and choose to make it a good week for ourselves. Explore past columns here.

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