No Matter How Long the Winter, Spring is Sure to Follow
It was an un
seasonably long Winter. Thank goodness Spring is inevitable. It being the season of new beginnings is fitting now because we have several new things we are eager to share with you and even more updates still to come. While "new" also means change, I am choosing to look at the new as pathways to growth.
Atychiphobia (n. irrational and persistent fear of failing) Many of you probably already knew this word. I just learned it more than 20 years after a mentor told me "If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough." Oof. While I may not meet the clinical definition, I confess that a genuine fear of failure keeps me from trying new things or even chokes out my ability to grow. But "not trying hard enough" struck a nerve grating against my scrappy hard working sensibilities. Since then, I have determined to push past my fear and move into doing.
Whether I like it or not, change is the only constant, and as much as I might spend a lot of energy pretending I can keep things the same, I know the energy is better spent working to embrace change and respect the lessons that come from failure. Here at PAVIR, we are working hard to adopt a culture that is open to the changes in our environment and not just continue in old patterns that no longer fit.
Throughout this newsletter, you will read about a lot of changes - things we are trying on for size and things we're looking forward to. Your feedback is so important and we hope you will keep sharing with us as we continue to evolve and grow.
You Spoke, We Listened
Over the past year, PAVIR has been collecting data about what matters to our PIs through casual conversation, formal interviews, and surveys. THANK YOU to those who have already shared feedback. We hope to reach more of you and engage. We are here to serve YOU.