Uh-Oh, My Values Clashed
I was a medium-sized fish in a huge pond for years. Then I became a bigger fish in a small pond. Finally, an opportunity to do things right. Treat people fairly. Encourage. Ditch the politics. Promote creativity.
It was great, but I burnt out quickly.
Day 1 of my bigger fish experience I told myself, and my team, that I’d operate according to two core values:
Honesty and Positivity.
I believe in these values. They guide me in my current situation — startup founder, consultant and writer (it sounds more impressive than it is.)
I learned yesterday to watch out for when those values crunch gears. In an effort to be honest, I wasn’t positive enough.
And it hit me. All those times when, conversely, in an effort to be positive, I wasn’t honest enough.
A reminder that in everything. Everything. We need balance.