Don’t Hit the Snooze Button

So often in life, whether our professional or personal lives, we get a wake up call.  Sometimes, like in the example in How to Answer a Wake Up Call (Seapoint Center), it is an uncomfortable one, and we just want to ignore it, or hit the snooze button.  We think we don’t need to listen, or pay attention, or we can take care of the problem or situation later, or on our own.

The woman in the post didn’t answer her wake up call, and lost her job as a result.  Sometimes the wake up calls we receive in life aren’t as noticeable as an alarm clock.  But sometimes they are, like the woman who was evaluated low on empathy, managing emotions and providing feedback.  Or like the one Alfred Nobel heard.  Unlike that woman who hit the snooze button and lost her job, though, Nobel decided he didn’t want to be remembered as the man who “made his fortune by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before.” And so he established the Nobel Prizes.

So I suggest, the next time you get a wake up call, answer it!

English: The face of a black windup alarm clock

English: The face of a black windup alarm clock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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