It’s been so long since I posted, I feel like I’m starting from scratch. The difference now, of course, is that I’m not starting from scratch. There are 405 of these little nuggets (405!), so I have a little practice. I just need to dust off those skills and get at it again.
The same can be said for many things in our lives and, in particular, our careers. It’s been a long time since I was in retail sales, but I bet I could get the swing of it again if I wanted to. I’m not directly managing anyone now and I hope that’s not a skill I’ll lose as I teach and coach. I used to cross country ski and eventually I’ll strap on skis again… and it won’t be like the first time. There’s a reason that the expression, “It’s like riding a bike,” is something that is often said. We remember, even if we don’t remember that we remember.
Re-engaging is one of the few times when looking back at the past can be helpful. Think you can’t write a blog post? Well, have you done it before? You can do it again.
What challenge has you squirming? Chances are that at least a portion of the challenge is something you’ve done before. You’ve presented. You’ve moved. You’ve aced an exam. You’ve learned something new. You’ve made it through a tough interview. You’ve stated a new job.
You’ve got this.