Saturday, May 18, 2013

Planning vs. worrying - May 18th

Today was the day for my team leaders meeting that I have been planning for a couple of months. A lot of thought, planning, and networking went into getting ready for this event. 

The last two days I woke up at 4:00am, not by design, but because I woke up thinking about the impending meeting. After a successful event, I'm now exhausted. 

Now that it's done, I have been thinking about the difference between planning and worrying. Planning involves thinking strategically about something that you can do something about. Worrying involves thinking in a stressful way about something that you cannot, or will not be able to change. 

I have to admit, I have both worried and planned when it comes to this meeting. I have spent a lot of time and effort trying to make sure that today's meeting was awesome. I have also spent some time worrying about who would come, and other things that I can't fully control.
 
Lesson learned: Plan, work the plan, then don't worry about what you can't control. 

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