As we enter the holiday season we often reflect back on the year past. We may look at our accomplishments and failures and look towards the future with hope for ourselves, our loved ones and the world in general.
The worst offender is the phrase “In the trenches.” If you are in business, the last place you want to be is in the trenches. If you are, actively seek a recruiter or find another line of work. The trenches were plagued with rats and disease, stress, mustard gas and only one way out, which was over the top into machine gun fire. Nothing was accomplished in the trenches. It is our job to fill in the trenches once we have stormed the machine gun nests and cleared the barbed wire from no man’s land.