I Promise I Will Not Explain How I Am Doing

“A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.” — Bert Leston Taylor, The So-Called Human Race

When asked, I will tell you how I am doing, truthfully. It’s the unsolicited explanation that bores.


Would I have done this?

I checked my twitter feed for the first time in a long time and I see a tweet about a “devastating review on his company blog of a previous post on his company blog.”

My first thought: kudos to Chris Abraham for having the balls to do the right thing quickly.

My second thought: would I have had the balls? I’d like to think yes. Synchronicity? Only yesterday I posted about overestimating one’s self.

People Overestimate Themselves

The post Do You Really Know Yourself? from the Program on Negotiation is a perfect example of why I am a fan of this site. I originally started looking at this site to improve my negotiation skills and I find the site helping me in many more ways than just with negotiation.

The difference between expectations and reality is important. It applies to my expectations. Understanding the overestimation  is understanding that I need to add a grain of salt to my expectations. I am more likely to see things go as expected if my expectations are realistic.

Knowing the difference between expectations and behaviour is understanding the little bit extra I need to add to walk the talk.

Applying this knowledge to the behaviour and reactions I see, gives me better understanding of people.

Useful in negotiation and in life!