Why waste time? Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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I was amused by this quote, especially in the light of current world events and the way politicians are reacting.
"Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts - for support rather than illumination." Andrew Land
We gather statistics and data as we work. Indeed, sometimes our work is gathering data.
How do you use data? To justify a position, to stand your ground against 'The enemy', to maintain the status quo, to catch people out, or to illuminate choices and new directions to travel.
Stop and think for a moment...
What data do you handle?
What is it used for?
How can you use it to illuminate and improve what you do?
I watched a film on Sunday and a delightfully irreverent character in his twilight years declared...
"Today I broke a personal best. The number of successive days alive!"
He clearly lived for what the day had to offer because when he woke up, it was already a day that he had broken a personal record.
I like that approach to life :-)
What one thing are you grateful for today?
That is, apart from breaking a personal record!
What records will you break tomorrow?
I’m not so good at asking for help.
People keep telling me I should ask for help more often, but I have always been reluctant.
Then someone said to me…
If you see someone struggling with something, do you want to help?
Do you feel it is a privilege/honour/gift to be able to help someone?
Do you think any the less of them if they need help to get something done?
Turn that around. Other people would prefer to help you than watch you struggle.
I remember my father telling me that ‘common sense is not so common’ when I was about 7 or 8 years old.
A neighbour visited and I listened while they talked about the boundary fence on the west side of the farm. It needed repair and they discussed the options. That fence was on a very steep bit of hillside, almost a cliff at some points along its length, and what the neighbour proposed seemed like madness to me.
After he left, I said his solution wouldn’t work and that’s when my father said that ‘common sense is not so common’.
By the way, that fence didn’t get fixed for years 🙂
How often have you assumed something that seemed obvious to you, but someone else saw things differently and therefore acted differently?
They are not wrong from their perspective, but from your perspective they are wrong. Who is right?
Does your perspective have a greater right to exist than theirs? Is it more accurate?
After all, they built their perspective the same way you built yours.
Follow this link and look at points 1 and 3, then think about perspectives and common sense.
There are so many people working from home and flexing their hours around families and other home commitments. Experiences vary from surprise that it’s possible with their job, to liberating, to hating it.
Whatever it is for you, bear this in mind…
There is a fine line between working from home and sleeping at the office.
Which are you doing?
How would you know?
What is a warning sign for you that you are ‘sleeping at the office’?
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