Be the Dandelion: Finding Opportunity in Difficulty

Good to take a break for a while! Get back on track! But don’ t quit!

Dandelion

Resiliency is a dandelion that gets mowed down or trampled into the lawn and then grows happily back, time and again reaching for the sun. We all have different levels of tolerance for being mowed down or trampled and different reasons to continuing to get up again. But what is it that makes us able to be resilient?

The start of another fiscal year for the federal government is approaching quickly. It is a reminder of how difficult it is to be an employee of the federal government. A reminder of just how hard it is to make do with limited resources, and continue to accomplish goals. Will the budget be passed in time? Will there be another shutdown? Will workers have to dig into savings again while waiting at home to hear they can go back to their jobs? And will the innovation and perseverance of those doing the…

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