I just left my boss’s office. He was disturbed because a project I oversee was causing him stress. And when that happens, I get to become his source of stress relief. He suggested that I run a bunch of analyses on the job and see what needed to be changed. But my ego was saying inside of my head: “I don't have time for that; that's a waste; we already know that...” etc. And my stress was going up the whole time.
Then a NEW IDEA came into my mind. It went something like this: "Hey….he's giving you an opportunity to show your skills and value to the company! Go back to your office and do the report; you might even learn something!" Hmmm; that's what they pay me for.
So I said the Serenity Prayer and went back to my project. The SA program of recovery really works!