Today’s Word: ‘Adjust’ as in… there will be days when the nice, neat plans you’ve made don’t pan out like you plan out. You’ll have to adjust.
There will be days when a deadline approaches and everything is lined up ready to go and things don’t go. You’ll have to adjust.
There will be days when the light isn’t right, the power cord is missing, and the audio doesn’t work. You’ll have to adjust.
There will be days when you’re suddenly behind and people are waiting and you’re scrambling for solutions and nothing works. You’ll have to adjust.
There will be days when you think to yourself, “I’ll just reboot” and you do and you still don’t have audio. You’ll have to adjust.
There will be days when two PCs, a Mac and an iPhone all agree that they’re not going to serve you – even if 237 people are waiting for one of those little gizmos to do what they normally do, but not today. You’ll have to adjust.
Adjusting is the art of having a Plan B or even a Plan C when your Plan A doesn’t work. And if – and when you move to Plan B or even Plan C, it’s okay to call Plan B or Plan C your Plan A.
Really, it is. It’s all about the art of Adjusting.
Adjusting is really just another word for grace because when you have to adjust, you’re really saying, “Well, okay, that’s not working very well. Why don’t try something else?” That’s a lot of grace right there because it breathes some life into death. If all you’ve got is a Plan A and it goes south and there’s nothing to turn to, that’s a tough place. But a really good place, a place of grace is where the people you work with and some of the 237 people who were waiting for you tell you that it’s okay and that they’re still behind you and that you look really good even if you can’t be heard.
That’s grace. That’s what happens when everyone learns to adjust.