Monday, August 22, 2005

The Better Life Success Enrichment Seminar 8

Or, a common situation:

Two people are fighting. One of them believes the other one is not working as hard as she is. She thinks there’s something wrong with him, that he’s lazy or crazy or stupid. She wants him fired. He knows she’s after him and he’s attacking her, too.

What if they knew:

We are all doing the best we can. For us to do better than we’re doing, we need more than we’ve got -- more skills, more knowledge, or more motivation. We need assistance, not punishment.

Everybody has different strengths and weaknesses. People working together build on each other’s strengths and compensate for each other’s weaknesses in a way that one person can’t do.

Imagine the best employee in the company. Imagine an office full of clones of that person. See what I mean?

We need to do the jobs we were hired to do. Beyond that, if it happens that one person’s talent or skills or motivation are of greater value to a company, the company needs to pay that person more. We don’t need to fight about it.

There is almost never any reason for coworkers to fight. We are people with a common goal whose sole purpose for being there is to help each other reach that goal. Wow!

Sometimes we need to take a mental journey and look at things from a different perspective. It won’t change who we are. It will allow us to see and make choices that allow us to solve our problems, achieve our goals, and be the best that we can be.

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