I had a good day at work today.

Something that had been requested and planned for a few weeks was finally able to be executed and it resulted in a great experience for our customers and much better outcomes for my staff.

Everything was going well and I was feeling very positive about the progress that I was making as we headed into the new year when a network crashed in one of my sites and half of my team couldn’t do their job for about 30 minutes.

I took a deep breath and made a few calls to inform key people and let the other sites know what was happening.

One of my guys said, “I knew this would happen.  Everything was going so well, that something bad had to happen.”

I shook my head and corrected him.

The two are unrelated.

When something good happens, we don’t need to look over our shoulder waiting for the inevitable collapse.

Just enjoy the moment.

Celebrate the good.

Reflect on the actions that helped to get you there.

And if something bad happens, that’s OK.

Deal with it.

Solve it.

Be calm and methodical in your approach.

But don’t let it take the gloss off the positives.