Being an executive recruiter, my job is all about outcomes. Did I place a candidate? How did the interview go? Will the candidate accept the job offer?
Gosh, too many questions swirl in my head!
An important lesson I learned while working at a variety of jobs was: How to let go of attachment to outcomes.
Too Many Meetings and Metrics
At meetings, I feel the pressure of meeting expectations and metrics. And this makes me clam up. Countless times through out my professional life, I had been feeling calm and collected.
But suddenly my boss or colleague released their fears and anxieties to me and made me panic to meet deadlines and outcomes.
When Others Are Coming from a Place of Fear, Let Go of the Outcome
I find my colleagues and managers getting stuck in the rat race. And sometimes, I find myself sucking into this trap, too. When this happens now, I have learned to take a deep breathe and slow down.
I have stopped and become still.
Don’t Panic Just for the Heck of It…
It’s as if you feel you have to get riled up because it has become some sort of ritual for you. I have witnessed this in my mother often. Even when things are going perfectly well, I have seen her start to feel nervous. It’s like this feeling had to kick in.
Now I have learned to let go of these feelings and outcomes and do my work honestly and leave the rest to the Universe.
What are your thoughts on this post? Please share with me in the comments.
This topic comes at great timing. Yesterday I was thinking about how when I get too attached to the outcome, I am actually contributing fearful energy to it rather than just letting it be in state of surrender knowing that all is well, always. My job is to do my work with love and let go of the results. Thanks for this post! xx
I’m glad it came at perfect timing! At work, this is especially not easy to do, because you’ll be surrounded by people who are driven by fear. But to stop and pause once in a while will help take you back to that loving place. I have been feeling similarly at my workplace. Love, Priyanka