“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein

I work in technology … a member of a special team … a tribe … comprised of connected, caring, and extremely competent and creative comrades.  Yesterday greatness occurred within this tribe. After many intense and challenging weeks we launched a major upgrade to software used to provide services to the community we serve.  It was all a complex dance … moving to ever changing music while learning new steps in the moment.  And the dance was a tribal dance where each individual brings to the table the best they can offer, and their best is blended organically in the moment based upon connection, collaboration, and communication built upon caring for the greater good.

The moment of “going live” reflected so much … the culmination of many weeks of increasingly intense work.  And you could feel the moment … feel the collective mixture of tension, fatigue, and excitement in everyone on my team including me.  It was a moment … a very special moment … shared with very special people.  A moment to be remembered as I continue walking my journey into tomorrow.  And I am grateful … very grateful … for the gift given me.

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