Thursday, March 12, 2009

If You Want to Know, Ask

It turns out that the best thing to do is to ask, even when you are certain that you know, what other people are thinking and feeling. They will probably explain. You might be surprised to find out how wrong you were and be convinced to change your approach. If the explanation is lame, they will know it as well as you do. Usually, people won’t use a lame explanation more than once, if you just let them off the hook this one time! It is not important to get them to admit that they don’t have a good reason for what they are doing. What’s important is to do the right thing and accomplish all your goals. You have to ask for what you want and find out if they will help you. If they will, it doesn’t matter that they had a lapse in perfection. If they won’t, it still doesn’t matter. It just means you need to find help elsewhere. If their job is to deliver what you are asking for, you might have to let them go and hire someone else, but there’s still no reason to get mad at them, and getting mad at them won’t help.

Doing the Right Thing
and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time


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