Friday, October 29, 2021

You're Not Special

You are not special. Sorry.

Well… okay… everyone is special. But the harsh reality is that, once beyond the compulsory school age, no one cares about all your specialness. 

Okay… so your friends and family will care.

But, if you run your own business, your customer does not care how hard it was for you to do whatever it was they hired you to do. They only care whether or not you did what you were supposed to do in the time you were supposed to do it in, and whether you did it well or not.

Your employer doesn't care if you are bad at math. They care whether or not you gave back the right change or if you balanced the spreadsheet numbers. They don't care if you are not a good speller. They care if your presentation is RIGHT. 

So, conceding that everyone is special, the harsh truth is that…

What matters is whether or not you do what you are supposed to do when you are supposed to do using the right tools and materials in the right way and that the outcome meets or exceeds expectations. 

Monday, October 04, 2021

You Won't Do It Later!

One way to greatly increase the chance that you will fail is to, when facing a task that needs to be done, tell yourself you'll do it later. You won't do it later. Probably.

If you have something to do, and you have the time, and you have the resources, but you tell yourself you'll do it later… chances are you won't.

Granted, timing is an issue. Sometimes, it's just not the right time to do certain things.

But, if the timing is good, and you have the necessary resources to do it, but you decide to put it off… You are in danger of just not doing it.

I have seen this happen literally over a thousand times. Given the opportunity to do something, far too many people say "I'll do it later" but never do.