Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #4
On more than five occasions in the last six months, I've heard that I am fiercely passionate and its true. If I've made up my mind to do something, then I'm going to see it through to the best of my ability. Now pair that with my need to find the most efficient way of doing things, and it can be either a recipe for success or disaster.
When the outcome is a disaster or near disaster, I can tell you this. It's not usually the idea's fault. I am an over-analyzer and by the time I've decided on an approach, its because I've already exhausted many alternative options. Everything usually goes great right up to the point that others become involved.
I am fierce, and I can be intimidating or unapproachable, mainly when observed as being confident and decisive. Sometimes I can even come off as judgemental or critical which is not at all my intent or the way I want to be perceived.
I am great working independently but honestly, some of my proudest achievements have come from working on something within a team. I like collaborating. I want a challenge. It's not that my idea has to be the best one or the right one, it's just that I am action oriented, so I'm ready to move forward even when no one else speaks up.
One of my resolutions for this year is to take the advice of one of my mentors who said "Carrie, you have to wait for people to catch up. You are familiar with your ideas because you've reviewed them over and over, but others are hearing your idea for the first time." She was right, so now my objective is to give others a chance to comprehend and think it over, and I'm pretty sure that they will come to the same conclusion I did and if they don't, it's because something better is going to come out of it.