I recently inherited a project just on the edge of my knowledge base. The person who handed off the project provided the instructions they had found online. I tried the steps and just couldn’t figure out what was missing.
After weeks of struggling, I reached out to someone in the field with more experience in this area. They provided a different set of instructions. In five minutes, the project was moved farther than it had been in the weeks it had been on my plate.
It was incredible what having the right set of instructions did!
I’ve also seen it with the youth in services through Boys and Girls Homes. They are struggling to find their way, but they don’t immediately seek guidance. When they are handed the handbook that spells out The Waccamaw Way, it takes a little time for them to recognize the golden directions contained inside.
You can see the impact when they start the process. The recognition of the rewards is far deeper than moving to the next phase of opportunities. They gain the confidence to make the next change to become the best versions of themselves.
It is truly a gift to receive the right set of directions, whether it be for a project or for self discovery.
Melissa Hopkins is the Public Relations and Marketing Specialist for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.