Some weeks it’s really difficult to find the strength to believe in others. There has never been a time where I have lost full faith in someone’s ability to be honest, capable, true to their word and a respectful professional. However sometimes we are tested. It’s unfortunate but that is the way it goes.
Years ago I read a book by Viktor Frankl “Mans search for meaning” if you have never read it. I suggest you do. If you read it slowly it will put an interesting perspective on your work life and personal for that matter that could benefit the masses. The book essentially discusses and explains his time in camp where he felt he had seen the worst of human personality, emotions and behaviors. But through the process of shear hope, belief and inner strength he came to be a survivor in what most definitely could have been his death. Time and time again Mr. Frankl explains the moments of pure disgust and amazement of the life events that happened right before his eyes.
I don’t recall what brought me to the book however after reading it I was astonished how close the book relates to the feast or famine professional relationship that is sometimes involved in business. It’s a shame but once again that is the way it goes. When things go awry we cannot dwell on what could have been, should have been, and would have been…we can only pursue a lifelong adventure of experience and determination. I am happy weeks like this happen, though they make my life busier and (especially the people around me) they show me once again every time what a team can do to pull through and achieve when other fail to provide as promised.
Believe in others, don’t lose the respect for them because of what they have done (or didn’t do) as that’s the way it goes.