You Don’t Own ANYONE’S Future.
Understandably (and with honorable intent) some folks are wrestling with unpleasant decisions they are ‘compelled’ to make just now. Furloughing, redundancies, cost cutting and the raft of other tough calls.
What creates a lot of (unnecessary angst) is the assumption that this decision will wreck, upset, upend, finish or ruin the other persons career – or even their life.
You make someone redundant – how do you know that in time that event maybe the best thing that ever happened to them? (It was for me I my add)
Sometimes horrible experiences complete a person and become the source of a fulfilling destiny. Maybe not today, next week, next month or even next year but the possibility is always there.
How folks ‘respond’ to an event is a function of where they are on their journey, its not about you.
Be empathetic yes, but don’t think you are responsible for someone else’s journey. Go easy on yourself.