Let me start with the definition of compliance. As defined by the Oxford dictionary – The action or fact of complying with a wish or command.
Now, some context.
Last night, at about 21.20, I caught myself blurting out – ‘If I don’t get some compliance right now, I am going to lose it!’
After I said it, I caught myself thinking – Wow, that is a pretty big word this time of the evening! My next thought was, wishful thinking… Compliance – at this hour!. And then, how is it that I am still talking to little people this time of the night!
It was one of those evenings when everything just ran late. And then when I was ready for everything to settle, they were not on the same page. Does that make them non-compliant? Not necessarily. That moment was not going to be what I needed or wanted it to be. So, I should have just taken a breath and just rolled with it. Instead of causing myself and the girls some irritation.
Some moments are just going to be what it must/should/will be. Not what we hope/need/want or wish. And that’s okay.
This evening – we will roll the way we need to. Hopefully, without me asking for compliance… [grinning]…