I had a terrific time speaking to the regional staff of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services this week. What a great group of (mostly) women, who are making such an important contribution to our community.
We talked quite a bit about handling challenging situations at work. How do you turn frustration into patience?
Katie told me her story at break.
Katie served in the Navy for a number of years. “And you can’t quit the Navy,” she told me. “You have to find a way to be patient until things change.”
I pressed her. How did you manage to find that patience?
She offered me her sage advice, and generously permitted me to share it with you:
1. Instead of focusing on what you cannot change, focus on what you’re good at.
2. Remember that the situation will change eventually, because everything changes.
3. Step outside of yourself. Help someone else in need.