What do you do when you and someone close to you are in two different seasons? Eventually, you’re going to find yourself working closely with someone who’s in a different mode of life than you, but you’ve got to learn how to make the most of it. It can actually lead to great things, so follow these tips and you can accelerate your season, creating a win-win situation for everyone.
First and foremost, honor whatever season you’re in. Whether you’re in a season of resting or a season of pushing, you only hurt yourself if you fight it. Seasons don’t last forever; remember, the best thing you can do for your success is to take care of what you need in the moment.
Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need. Tying back to that first point, if someone asks for something from you that would require you to dishonor your own needs, you need to make that clear. In return, ask for what you need. Find some common ground, make your needs clear, and be willing to take different approaches to get where you want to go.
You need to make sure that you’re communicating your long-term goals. When you see the overall vision and know that you’re both working towards it, you’ll be more forgiving of the ebb and flow it takes to arrive there.
You should seek out other people in the same season as you. It can get lonely when all of the people near you seem to be in another mode. Look for those going through the same thing so that you can fuel each other up along your journeys.
If you find yourself in different seasons with friends, whether it’s a romantic partner or a business partner, the resulting contrast can actually lead to great things. Follow these tips and you can accelerate your season and create a win-win situation for everyone.