This was a very satisfying week for me at work. I got several things accomplished that had been camping out on my to-do list for way too long. We had a significant win in an effort that was years in the making; another significant win also written about here; my week was not filled with meetings galore that usually detract from productivity; I received an unexpected and very complimentary note from someone for the positive impact my blog posts are having on him; and to top it all off I left at the end of the day today with zero emails in my work inbox. It doesn’t get much better than that.
It feels good to end well.
There have certainly been other times when endings were not good. Maybe they were endings of employment situations, relationships, projects, conversations, educational endeavors or more.
I suppose the ultimate ending is when we leave this earth. Even that experience can go well or not as written about in someone else’s blog post reflecting on the death of a friend’s friend recently.
I’m not sure that it’s necessarily true that “all is well that ends well,” but it sure does bring a sigh of relief and a positive closure that lets you close the door on what was before, take a breath, and open another door to what lies ahead.
Ending the week with a great sense of accomplishment, closure, and the freedom to put work aside for a weekend is a great feeling, and one which I apparently don’t experience enough given how much today’s ending stands out to me.
Leap year lesson #191 is It feels good to end well.