So I’ve been working for a couple of days now, and it has its ups and downs.
It’s good to be honest but my issue is actually with myself, I can’t seem to stop micro managing, even though I am not even in that position to manage… I hear issues, mistakes, someone needs work support, and I know I can do it, so I jump in and just do it – but that’s always been my problem.
I overextend myself and then taken for granted, and then I become unhappy about it – give an inch and they’ll take a mile off.
I know what I need to do but it’s hard to teach an old dog new trick, especially when I’m really good at it.
But I got to do it, so I will.
To the point, a friend pointed out an article in regards to “Outcome Frame”, that it might help me orient what I need to do. I read the article and it asked some questions that needed to be answered;
“What do I want?”
“When do I want it?”
“How will I know that I have it?”
“When I get what I want, what else in my life will improve?”
“What resources do I have available to help me with this?”
“How can I best utilize the resources that I have?”
“What am I going to begin doing now to get what I want?”
I read it, and I kinda snickered, not because I’m being an elitist….more so I think these kinds of questions are common sense (and questions I asked myself all the time).
I thought that we are now in a point where humans needs to be spoon fed information, and not bother thinking about answers for questions in their life – and it’s not just for this; the internet has carved a niche market for people spoon feeding people information.
I could see the advantages but I feel that the disadvantages are greater; either we use information to evolve and grow or become a vegetable, not thinking anymore – just consuming.
It’ll be a sad day when people stop thinking…..