What was I thinking when I wrote this post?
Today we finished our first sprint with my new team and we did it all working remotely from home. First sprint review and retrospective online for the team and it went extremely well. A particularly complex iteration where the whole group went through several difficult situations:
- Going fully remote
- Being asked to stop going to work and stay at home
- Deal with the change and at same time keep the business up and running
All these broad up stressing situations, a daily basis change in priorities combined with a new way of work and a Pandemia. Something that has poppedup in the middle of this crisis has been people’s capacity to let go of habits, things, attitudes and accept the fact that we have been forced to adapt to the new context and do it fast to survive and be able to thrive.
What have I learned about the greater power of letting go recently?
Today while having a conversation with one of my colleagues, I noticed he has having issues letting go of a project that he has been leading since the beginning of the year. I saw how frustrated he was about the fact the situation wasn’t going into the direction he was expecting it would be and I took a chance and invited him to reflect about the greater power of letting it go. We took a moment to pause and use silence to look back to what he had done so far to make things happen. I also invited him to try letting bad feelings go away from him and start seeing ways to create space for the project to follow its own path without him taking all the weight and responsibility to move forward.
That has made me wonder:
- How many times have I kept things to myself even if it feels impossible to make them happen?
- How much time could I save to create space for new beginnings once I am able to let go and accept a given situation?
- How powerful is to be there for each other just active listening?
What if …..
- I look up for more opportunities to let go?
- I serve others around me to do the same? What would be different for us and those around?
My invitation is to start letting things go, life will take care of the rest
Now that you know a little bit more about myself, I invite you to take a moment to look around, staying curious, being brave, spreading love to reflect about the following questions:
- What habits allow you to recognize that you might need to let something go
- Look around you and try to find those who seem to be at ease with letting go and ask them to share their ways with you. Maybe you would be surprised!
- I have recently let go of everything that was hurting about my relationship with my dad, to keep what brought us really close one another, and it feels great. What about you? What is holding you back that you need to let go?
Stay at home, keep yourself safe, and remember that:
We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!