Working on the Franklin Makeover, I chose PERSISTENCE for the attribute I’m looking for this week.
When you are aware and when you’re looking for something, you can see it EVERYWHERE!!
Of course I found it in my little dog all day, every day as he watched at the windows; persistently on guard for interlopers – be they human, or furry with fluffy tails. When he sees them, he raises a ruckus! He is so persistent that it exhausts him by day’s end!
A special brand of persistence was required at work this week in order for we coders to get all of our December cases done in order that the 2020 reconciliation be done by January 31. Our team has been challenged since June when several retired, then we were in vacation season, and one member of the team was out for weeks due to itthatshallnotbenamed. Everyone worked together, helped out co-workers in their queues, completed audits, and even worked a little extra. Persistence all around!
Earlier this year, I noted a particular brand of persistence that I had never witnessed. My 5K group was out doing a “virtual” race together-ish in the neighborhood of one of our members. It was great to be together since so many live races had been cancelled due to that thing we’re all sick of. So, our friend, Brian had mapped out a route that took us from his house, though the neighborhood, around a community center and back again.
It just so happened that one of his neighbors joined us (remember – we walk, most of us don’t run) and we were getting to know him when we came across this woman running and then walking around the Community Center. We had watched her for quite some time when I pointed out that she seemed to be running in a deer path around the track. I found that a bit odd, because why wouldn’t she just run on the track?
Our new friend said, “Oh, that’s Becky. I’ve been working the front desk here for the past eight years and I see her every day. That path starts down the road at her house. She has run this path every day for the eight years I’ve known her – in fact, she’s the one that created that path!”
I’m going to call her the queen of persistence! Even with a poor quality picture you can clearly see the path she created – and if her goal was muscular legs – she has achieved that! Way to go, Becky!
How did you do on your makeover attribute this week?