A Word From Our President, February 2020

February 7, 2020

According to Psychology Today, “gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is an affirmation of goodness.”

I view gratitude as a way to turn an ordinary day into the extraordinary. Have you ever been on a project when it seemed like all of your stakeholders are working against you, except for that one person who “has your back” and volunteers some critical piece of information to help resolve a blocker? Or maybe they just offer to get you a cup of coffee or some tea. The result is the same! The waves of appreciation, or gratitude, rush in like a blast of fresh air to uplift and recharge the motivation to keep moving forward. As project management professionals, gratitude can be a powerful tool for shaping our mindsets.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Who am I thankful for?
  • Who should I express my appreciation for today? The power of acknowledgement is amazing!
  • Who can I reach out to and offer some help?

I believe there is something to learn from everyone.

I am grateful for opportunities to return the same and help others learn and be inspired.

Come join us at this month’s Dinner Meeting, February 13, where I will be participating in a panel discussion on PMI’s Disciplined Agile Toolkit and Way of Working. I will also share details about our upcoming events and provide a fresh social networking tip for effectively using LinkedIn (connect with me via LinkedIn ).

I am grateful to you, our members, for your support, engagement and contributions to the PMI Dallas Chapter.  Thank you!  We look forward to seeing you at a Chapter event this month and throughout the year!

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If there are any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at [email protected]

Sincerely, Mei Lin, PMP
PMI Dallas President.