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Bloom Where You Are Planted

May 19, 2022, 15:04 PM by Hugo Fiore Lacelle
When we think of springtime, we often envision nature coming back to life. We eagerly anticipate fresh blooms and of course fresh dirt being overturned as our machines are put into action! No matter what appeared dead and lifeless is now being given another chance to shine. It’s a new opportunity for growth. What was planted previously has a fresh chance to bloom.

Ann Perron

Branch Administrator

Toromont Cat, Ottawa Branch

When we think of springtime, we often envision nature coming back to life. We eagerly anticipate fresh blooms and of course fresh dirt being overturned as our machines are put into action! No matter what appeared dead and lifeless is now being given another chance to shine. It’s a new opportunity for growth. What was planted previously has a fresh chance to bloom.

This reminds me of how our day goes. Although change is constant, we learn, adapt and implement new ideas with the intention of being more productive. We are faced with obstacles that can seem overwhelming, but if we have the mindset to press on, we can indeed bloom where we have been planted. When we keep the BIG picture in mind, we become more productive and proactive in our thinking. We take ownership of our tasks and realize that our words and actions can have a positive or a negative effect on those around us. The choice is ours to decide which result we will pursue. Anyone can acknowledge a myriad of problems; leaders at all levels look for solutions.

Although situations can come at us unexpectedly, there are things we face that can be diffused before issues arise. This would involve the “5 P’s”. Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. When we fail to plan, we plan to fail. Planning and being organized are crucial elements that help ensure success and decrease the stress of all those involved. Communication is essential at all levels to make sure everyone is on the same page. When people are included in upcoming plans, this increases the sense of ownership and invites participation. My experience has been that all people have an invisible sign that reads “Make me feel important”. The more we respectfully engage others, the higher our chance of success will be. Remember, people don’t care what you know until they know that you care.

No matter what you face, remember you have value and are important. Let your “roots” grow strong. Learn and grow from challenges and opportunities. Be patient with yourself and others; and above all, bloom where you are planted.

 

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