Where many women might defer to their husband’s success, Mrs. “I always thought it was better to let him do his job, and I would do mine,” she said.
As a keeper of Mister Rogers’ legacy (she looks to FCI for primary stewardship, while making appearances on behalf of his posthumously-released books, major events, etc), though, she is saddled with a very public job in the face of what I assume is a very private grief.
It’s great to want to be helpful and make a difference at work, but you have to take care of yourself first.
You aren’t helping anyone if you burn out and quit.
In it, I told her we’d miss her, updated her on Chris and my progress, then transitioned (for some reason) to the following: It occurs to me, Mrs.
Rogers, that it may seem to you as if my enthusiasm for the documentary project is disproportionate to the duration of our time together in Nantucket.
Behind the scenes, we quietly shine through our actions—not necessarily our (spoken) words. For me, it was a manager at a former workplace who often worked from home. I wished that I could get away with his behavior and attitude. For people like me and my close-to-quitting friend, the concept of giving anything less than our best doesn’t cross our minds. We set high standards for ourselves and are disappointed and frustrated when we can’t always achieve those standards.
Big changes at her workplace meant that new responsibilities were being heaped upon her.
Consider this apt quote: the perfect is the enemy of the good.
When you reduce the pressure on yourself to attain perfection, you can flow more quickly and easily through your tasks.
Trust that your intuition and experience will guide you.
Freedom from the weight of perfection can be creatively liberating. Making occasional mistakes is expected and part of being human. Next, slow down and analyze what, precisely, is stressing you out. Write down the specific tasks that are causing the feelings of stress. You might discover that the situation isn’t as dire as you thought.