this digression is intentional, so go with me on this one…i was getting the kids ready to go this morning and my youngest decided to drop her milk and waffle to venture over to a toy garbage truck. happens all the time, right? i didn’t give it much thought until my drive in to work when i pondered the idea of dropping something so important (food!) in favor of a toy. i started to think about some other choices that people make that don’t make lots of sense to me, don’t fit the logic by which i generally live my life. i suppose it boils down to a very simple edict ‘what is important to me, isn’t going to be important to others’. the converse may be the more important lesson for me – what others find important won’t always jive with what i consider to be a priority. working with people is tough, i think we often overlook the challenge that working closely with others sometimes pose to our modes of operation. don’t get me wrong, variety is the spice of life and i enjoy working in a social setting, but simplifying situations when dealing with others can be dangerous.
what i learned today…