Sunday, November 01, 2009

Give Them 100 Tries to Get It Right

It always seemed to me that I got everything right the first time I was shown how to do it. Now that I am being more realistic about my “perfection”, I know it wasn’t true, but that was what I thought was expected of me and that was what I tried to do. I always wrote down my instructions, in detail. It was a point of pride not to ask my trainer to tell me or show me anything twice. I could usually get through the task by following my instructions. After a while, I would usually even understand what I was doing. Like most people that I have observed, though, I never looked at my instructions again after I could remember them, or thought I could remember them. So, it often happened that there was one step I missed or did incorrectly. If that one thing prevented the task from working, I would go back and find it, of course. Otherwise, it has sometimes been years before I realized I was missing something every time I did that task.

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


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