I’m going to tell you something about myself that I have a hard time truly admitting. I want people to think that I am smart, and helpful, and innovative, and technically adept, and a great leader.
What I Would Be Best
When I look at that sentence above, I know that what I really want is to be a smart, helpful, innovative, technically adept leader who helps people grow.
My problem is that I love it when people recognize me for the things that I do, rather than being fulfilled when other people are better tomorrow than they were yesterday.
My Three Day Challenge
In the next three days, I challenge myself to the following:
- Any project email that I write will highlight other people’s contributions. If someone else has contributed to a project, I will name them; if I am talking about work that I would have done, I will talk about the outcomes and not the work.
What Do I Expect
I have no idea what to expect from this experiment. It doesn’t allow for false humility because I won’t talk about my work at all. I don’t even know if what I am suggesting will have any benefit. Maybe sharing about my need for affirmation on a public blog isn’t a good idea. Who knows, I guess I’ll find out.