Today’s question is “what is some good news you have received recently?”. The past few months since the announcement of a global pandemic and returning to my old position in healthcare, I have enjoyed my work environment more than I ever anticipated. Part of the reason for this is the recognition of my efforts. I truly feel appreciated and I feel like I am making a difference for my clients and helping them meet their goals.
Once a week my manager shares kudos with our team from our peers and our clients. It is a feel good time at the end of the meeting when you walk away starting your day with a full tank, ready to rev your engine!
Receiving positive feedback from a client or peer is more encouraging than I ever imagined. Sharing kind words of appreciation is something small yet mighty. Those moments of “why do I try so hard?” diminish and the truth is I find myself wanting to do more and do better as I don’t want to let my clients down. I don’t want to go beneath the bar of quality I have established with turn around times and my thoroughness.
Receiving positive feedback may not be considered news worthy to most, but if the only response you previously received were inquiries on when something would be completed or you took the attitude of no news is good news, it can leave you feeling invisible or worse, worthless.
I truly enjoy hearing all the positive words shared by colleagues and clients and hearing the about the good work all of my team is performing. It is so rewarding to all be working towards the same common goal, and having one another’s back. It is true camaraderie.
Today I am grateful for words of encouragement, and being recognized for my efforts at work as I do care about providing the best support I can to my clients and peers. Work is a place I spend as much time, effort and energy as I do with my family; a workplace should be encouraging where you feel like what you do does matter and is making a difference in this crazy world.
Peace & Love – Rachel