After is harder than I imagined.
Before is filled with fear, anxiety, and tension.
Before is about setting a goal that would stretch and challenge.
Before is the decision to try.
During is about action.
During requires getting up each day to train, learn, or push.
During has failures, setbacks, and obstacles.
During connects you to others on that goal or project.
During feels alive.
When the big day arrives, all the training shines through.
Goals are accomplished.
After comes next.
After has a brief time for celebration.
After brings about an end.
After is when the team moves on to other things.
After there is a feeling of loss, as lives return to normal.
After there is a feeling of being lost, as you think about the next big goal.
After is a time to rest and gain perspective.
During will bring a new structure, a new routine, a new plan.
After will come again.
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Published by Carl Weber
Carl Weber, is the owner and founder of Carl Weber Consulting, a consulting group that helps businesses, non-profits, and individuals understand themselves, hire and manage well, and become great leaders. Carl worked in local government for more than ten years, as the Town Administrator of a few towns in NH. Once upon a time he was a search and rescue swimmer for the US Navy.
Carl holds Bachelors’ Degrees in Political Science & Community Development and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. Carl is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Motivators Analyst (CPMA).
Carl regularly teaches on human factors and the relationship of behavior and leadership styles, as well as motivation, coaching, leadership challenges, and failing as a leader. His passion is to help leaders in their lifelong journey to finish well, to combat and work with their inner voice, and to live a meaningful story worth reading.
Carl lives in Southern New Hampshire with his wife Amanda and together they are raising a small tribe of four young (somewhat crazy) women with the goal of unleashing them on the world to change it for the better.
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2 thoughts on “After”
After is about rest and reflection – don’t take it as a let down but as a well-deserved finish!
My heads gets that, it is convincing the rest of me that is the challenge. I will re-read your comments and hopefully it sinks in.
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