These days I am focusing on keeping ‘what’ and ‘how’ separate and in the right order. The result is that I am more effective.
Previously, when faced with a professional or other problem, I would typically ask myself “what am I going to do about this?” Asking the question this way sometimes led to the answer “I don’t know!”
I now break this down. I first remind myself “what is my job/role”. I then ask myself “how do I meet the goals of my job/role in this situation”. Not only have I yet to reply with “I don’t know!”, I quickly find answers and, even for sensitive issues, it is almost always the correct solution.
“Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.” — Mark Twain
“Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.” — Simeon Strunsky
“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” — Mignon McLaughlin
“Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn’t have in your home.” — David Frost
This is especially true of reality television!
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt