David Dellman, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

I was the Director of HR for Richcroft Inc. for 26 years.

I began in April of 1994, and my last day was July 17, 2020.

Not all of the moments in all of those years were smooth and easy.

I faced challenges every day, and as the HR director, it was my job to address some of the most severe problems the company ever faced.

There were moments I wanted to quit; times I wished I could be anywhere else but at the office, but overall, I had an excellent 26-year run.

When I emerged from a challenge, I found that I was wiser and better for it in each case.

I might not have enjoyed the experience of going through a challenge that might have threatened my job or the wellbeing of the agency, but I was always glad I saw the challenge through.

There may be days when you don’t want to get up in the morning.

Maybe you are tempted to call out rather than face the problems you know you will have to deal with once you get to the office.

On those days, remember that in every problem, there is an opportunity.

You have the opportunity to emerge the better for it; you have the chance to demonstrate that yes, you can handle what life is throwing at you, and most of all, you have the opportunity to make the lives of your coworkers better.

Don’t give up.

Don’t entertain the thought that you can’t manage whatever “it” is. 

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot.

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie.

“No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” -Ramana Maharshi

I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed, to think you can’t manage one more disaster, but when you summon the courage to do it anyway and keep doing it until you succeed, you will discover the gateway to joyful living.

Please go out and make it a great day!

David Dellman