I’m sorry

The words “I’m sorry” frequently have no significance.

People say “I’m sorry” when they want to end an uncomfortable situation.

An employee says “I’m sorry” when they miss a deadline and they think it makes up for the lost customer.

A friend says “I’m sorry” after saying terrible things about you and they think the meaning behind what they said is forgotten.

There is a time and a place for “I’m sorry” but it’s important to understand that it really is about the actions and not the words.

The employee should find a way to fix the problem and then apologize rather than apologizing and thinking everything goes away.

The friend should show that their words and actions were wrong and then apologize rather than thinking “well I apologized so get over it”.

If anyone disagrees with this, than I’ll say “I’m sorry” but I probably wont mean it.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

No responsibility

No responsibility

When you say “yes” to a project you assume a fair amount of responsibility.

When you say “no” there is very little responsibility.

On the one hand, no responsibility might sound wonderful but ultimately the lack of responsibility also means the lack of anything getting done.

No responsibility usually means either staying in place or going backwards.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Planning

In Norway there is a saying “Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær” This translates to “there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”.

With proper planning even the coldest days can be handled. It’s when you don’t plan properly that you will be miserable.

Plan properly and most things can be dealt with.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Benefit of the doubt

When you hear a new idea or find a new approach to something, do you give it the benefit of the doubt and see if it works or do you assume it wont work and never try?

Giving the benefit of the doubt can allow for tremendous advances while assuming something wont work will usually result in more of the status quo.

Give the benefit of the doubt and see what might happen.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Listening

One sign of knowing whether someone respects you is whether they listen to you.

If they don’t listen it’s certainly a sign of a lack of respect.

It doesn’t matter whether a person says they respect you or not, it’s easy to make that determination simply by whether they listen or not.

Just a thought

Lawrence