I think it used to be my job to put out fires. Though I was hired to implement projects, or support certain systems there was always a fire to put out; there was always something that went wrong.
What I figured out later that what was wrong was my perspective; my attitude. What was wrong was my inability to see the situations for what they were.
I saw them as fires that needed to be put out, not as an opportunity to prepare for a great implementation, or to make a positive change or difference in the way we went about our system.
I was re-active, and felt I couldn’t catch-up. Had I been pro-active, then the system would have had to catch-up with me because I would have always been ahead the curve.
Stop spending your days putting out fires. If there’s a fire and you set out to only put it out, then you’ve already lost.
Deal with the fire by preparing well so that the next fire doesn’t come; leaving greater growth and higher chances for better opportunities to be ahead of the curve.
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