Finishing a project has a great feeling of satisfaction.
Sometimes, when we’re in the middle of it, it seems like the deadline will never be reached; delays, miscommunication, support staff gets replaced, and suddenly the client wants something else included. You’re up late at night with “monkey brain” trying to figure out the next step.
And when that step is successfully completed, each supportive partnership that contributed to making it a reality enriches the whole endeavor.
It’s been turned over. It’s done.
Now what: a little breathing room, a sigh of relief, the celebration?
My husband recently had serious back surgery — in from the stomach and back—six hours’ worth. His surgeon’s team was a well-oiled machine. The surgeon kept his team intact and everyone knew their assignment. But, if the surgeon had kept someone on the team who rejected his requirements, then there would have been conflict and, perhaps, the patient’s outcome would have been compromised.
The first time you came up with the correct answer to, “What is 2 + 2?” you didn’t stop learning arithmetic. When you learned how to spell “cat” you didn’t stop learning how to spell.
Each successful venture is the stepping stone to an even more successful one, if you recognize what worked and what didn’t.
At the beginning of a project you set out what must be completed a deadline. You track your progress along the way. But, just like in professional sports, the process needs to be reviewed at the end: what worked, what didn’t.
That catalog of changes, the being able to adapt the project so that it meets the requirements, learning who you want to continue to work with — your success team members — that’s the true measure of success.
Then you’re ready for the next goal, milestone or project.
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