Man... Y'all I learned a crazy important lesson yesterday...I mean a lesson that I have heard all my life I would encounter but never could pin point the accuracy of it until yesterday.
International visitor comes to CDC yesterday and I end up having to host..solo. Me hosting alone was not planned but it was too late to cancel as his security approval had been granted. So after many meeting cancellations I realized I would have to host this visitor with little to no agenda confirmation for people to meet with him.
I didn't sleep at all Tuesday night because my anxiety levels were soooo high. I was terrified.. What if I sucked... He was not interested... I couldn't entertain him or find anyone for him to meet with?? We would be exchanging blank stares all day... I would be stuck with causing a horrible visit to CDC. 😭😭
I say all that to say....all of my negative thoughts turned into positive outcomes. Not only did I smash the hosting gig.. But I was able to secure one crucial component of the visit that the visitor loved! I was able to connect with him in ways I wasn't expecting and really felt like I made a memorable experience and visit for him. Most often the things we fear most are opportunities for growth. I'll say it louder for the people in the back..
MOST OFTEN THE THINGS WE FEAR THE MOST ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH!