Fortune cookie wisdom – as usual – comes in a timely manner! I’ll share what it meant to me, but I’d love to hear how you’d apply this to your life!
This cookie wisdom came just as I was gripping the wheel trying to turn this car without brakes known as my Graduate School Masters in Communication Management Program. I’ve known a few guys in my day who love to drive FAST and they always taught me “Accelerate coming out of the turn!” So I anticipated that when we came off of midterms with new groups that things would only get faster! Nobody told me that it wouldn’t lose any speed in the turn!!!
So nonetheless, here we are with 2 brand new groups, 2 groups lingering from before, plus a few alliances that I’ll be forever grateful for. But I was CONFUSED! So this week’s fortune cookie rests on my list I’d just finished for myself for my 4 different groups: who is in what group, when we’re talking next, what assignment we have this week, and by when!
My wisdom is to trust in the group! I wasn’t sure coming into this degree program if I’d like working in groups because I’m usually a “if you want it done right, do it yourself” kinda gal. However, thanks to the wonderful people in my first groups, I’m now fairly laid back and if people want to work a certain way, I’m easygoing! I’ll throw ideas out there but am not offended if people don’t go for them. I speak up when I have contributions or opinions, but again, it’s a group decision as to what we’ll use or not.
Still, keeping my eyes open suggests to me in this context that I’d better still be doing the work on my own accord and staying in touch with things, although we do sometimes have the luxury of splitting up work or reading and such. Also, to me it implies to be proactive! Lastly it means to make sure that there is still a touch of everyone involved easily recognized in the finished work!
How does “Trust others, but still keep your eyes open” apply to your life this week?