In a lot of cases, the doom and gloom of late will also bring about quite enterprising and more fulfilling ways to work. Life’s most difficult situations can also be the most transformative, as I expect many of us have come to learn.
I could get the experience in another way by identifying my learning gaps, learning what I need to bridge those gaps, then putting that into practice, enabling me to learn and grow.
“When you’re rejected, find a process where you allow yourself to feel disappointed. It is important not to turn off those feelings, but it is important to understand how to do that as quickly as possible to then become productive again, and start doing the things that are going to give you a better opportunity. The sooner you get back to your own growth, and what can enhance it, the sooner the chance of having what you want in life becomes greater.”
I applied my learning by doing approach to life by taking on work at each step of my learning journey and applying the knowledge I was gaining to do good work.
I think the story told through both the book and the film, captures not only what was going on behind the scenes in the governments, the intelligence agencies, and the press, but also the mood of the public, many of whom were opposed to the war.
For me, the book serves as a reminder to be humble and persistent. To value discipline and results. To recognise and own my ability and my shortcomings. Because that’s where improvement becomes possible. That’s where meaningful learning and development can take place. Through the book, I discovered the practice of seeing myself with a little distance by getting out of my own head. Detachment is a natural ego antidote.
Lacey’s mind was already mulling over how she and the company could help each of them continue to learn, develop and grow personally and professionally in line with what was important to them both in and out of work.
Just as reading great novels can transport you to another place and time, meals can conjure scenes very far away from your kitchen table.”
The feedback from the group was that the experience of reading and discussing a fiction book had helped develop and fine-tune their empathy. This was because they believed having been able to tap into the feelings of the characters in the book, they felt this would help them be more attuned to their colleague’s feelings in everyday WorkLife situations and have greater empathy because of that.
Do You Believe in Love at First Page? February a Valentine’s Month Filled With Book Blind Dates was so successful it not only saved the library from closure, it also created permanent jobs for two new librarians to join Fred. That was just as well, because they continued to run monthly Blind Date with a Book themed events, which are so successful, they are continuously running out of covered books and need many hands to add more to the collection.