I delegate my responsibilities to other very capable hands.
The more I do, the less of me I can put into each project. That is why I delegate my responsibilities to people that I trust. Getting the work completed well is more important than who completes it.
If I am always pouring myself out, I will run dry. To renew my strength and be a better worker, I need to take breaks. It is okay to stop and rest. Resting does not make me lazy or irresponsible. On the other hand, when I rest, I demonstrate maturity.
It is wise and reasonable to recognize when the load is too heavy. I never put work above personal health. Trying to do everything alone is a sign of selfish immaturity. I cannot possibly believe that I am the only person that can get the job done well.
I trust the people around me and I know they would love to help me once I ask for help. I trust my ability to recognize competent and skilled people with whom I can share my load. As the team player that I am, I welcome the ideas of others. As a result, I allow the people around me to learn and grow.
Others enjoy working with me because I make them feel valued. I support the people working with me and I make myself available for questions and suggestions. Ultimately, my work benefits from the creativity of others and I can get quality work done without exhaustion.
When I delegate, I do not obsess over every detail that may not turn out exactly as I would have done it. Instead, I am eager to witness a fresh approach from someone else’s point of view.
- Have I been trying to do too much because I am afraid to ask for help?
- Who can I trust to complete my work?
- How can I support the people who help me?