Every job I have ever had has come with some small aggravating details I’d rather not be bothered with. And yet each organization has these non value added pebbles that must be lived with. As they arrive at my moment in time, the correct thing for me to do is to stop, remove the pebble, and then get on with life. Complaining may give me a momentary mentally satisfying emotional release, but coming unglued over these annoyances only makes it worse, not better.
As safety pros, we all get to do some required tasks which just seem to be a big waste of time. When in reality, they are just a little waste of time in the bigger scheme of things that we are being called to do. So I have learned to “just get over it” rather than making short term reactive decisions that sink my long term ability to accomplish what is truly important. Are you being bothered with some pebbles in your shoe you need to pluck and chuck and then get on with what makes a difference in the lives of those we are called to serve and save?