The complete picture, or a composite

Attending to a difficult situation today, I needed to pull together some fragmented perspectives to figure out what was really going on. I wanted to build a complete picture so that I could fairly assess the right course of action. The same events were recalled differently by almost everyone. If the events were recalled the same, then the assumed intent was often different – even … Continue reading The complete picture, or a composite

Comparison needn’t be theft

Teddy famously asserted that ‘comparison is the thief of joy’, and I keep working on making only appropriate and helpful comparisons. I read one such helpful comparison you can make, as you progress (or desire to): “Compare yourself only to who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today.” Let another’s example inspire you, while remembering you’re on a unique journey. Take the steps … Continue reading Comparison needn’t be theft

Most useful question

What’s the most impactful, helpful, or powerful question you’ve ever been asked or asked yourself? Do please share with me – privately if you prefer. For me, it’s been “is this a useful response”. It’s not an answered and done question. It’s a recurring nudge towards better behaviour. It reminds me of the difference between reaction and response, and to choose the latter. It reminds … Continue reading Most useful question