Day 16: Stop trying to do everything yourself

DAY 16 of 30 Little Steps

Stop trying to do everything yourself

Letting go is a challenge for a lot of people. Allowing someone else to do something, frequently ends in disappointment and frustration.

But the alternative is worse. Taking on too much will make you stressed, overworked, bitter and frustrated. Allowing someone else to take some of the strain not only takes the pressure off you, but actually allows someone else to enjoy a challenge, grow and develop.

Sure, they might "do it wrong" but people learn better from their mistakes than they do from their successes! Don't blame their inability to be perfect the first time they try something, or think they are just being stupid or inept. Instead think about how you can communicate your requirement to them better, let them fail, but fail fast. Give them direction and let them try again.

What can you let go of today? Ask someone to do something for you for a change.

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