Wednesday, December 23, 2009

thank you for thanking me

This is the type of email i like to get. Well done to WWF Australia for thanking people - it reinforces all the good aspects of why we do what we do. The title of the email was inspired
"Do you know what you've done this year?"
Nice - made me want to read it ASAP to see if i was in trouble :)
"This is what you've done:
180,000km2 of the Southern Ocean was declared a marine sanctuary
$375 million was committed to halve the chemical pollutants entering the Great Barrier Reef
There will be a senate inquiry into the Montara oil spill off the north-west coast of Australia to ensure that there will be more marine protected areas
1 million km2 of the Coral Sea was declared a conservation zone
Australia's network of protected areas will be increased to help many of our struggling species to survive.
Because of you, WWF has been a part of some remarkable wins for the environment.
Thank you again, we couldn't have done it without you.
I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and much happiness in the coming year.
There is more to achieve in 2010 and we look forward to you standing with us throughout the year.
Greg Bourne
CEO, WWF-Australia"
Greg thank you for thanking me, you set a high standard that i hope others will follow.
When we are fighting the good fight it can be easy to just get caught up in the battles and not enjoy the respite. There have been many achievements this year.
What are your wins? Where have you made a difference? Who have you helped?
It sounds wanky but if you keep track of your achievements or successes then when times get tough you can go back and read about what you have done. That can really help.
And when you get a break - like now, you can read and remember all of the contributions over the year. What have I achieved? Where could i improve? Don't get into the 'wrongs' or 'failures' - they just highlight areas to improve.
Taking the time to enjoy the successes is just as important as actually achieving the successes themselves.

1 comment:

feddabonn said...

oh yep. too easy to forget that there is some good being done amidst all the despair. thanks for the reminder, marty!