We humans want to be liked. We want people to like what we do. It feels great. It also seriously limits the scope for our decision making. To really get a sense of the lay of the land, to analyse, generate options and then come to a sound conclusion, we need as broad and realistic
“When you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME”. I don’t say this (completely) flippantly, there is some truth in this. I first heard this from a quasi-mentor a few years back. It was spot on. I was running on quite a few assumptions about a pretty big decision and it wasn’t helping.
Craftsmanship? Endurance? What are your values? How do you make them an integral part of your decision making? Think of one of your core values. How fulfilled is it right now? What does that do to your life? What else could you do to make this flourish more? If craftsmanship is one of yours (it
Our lives consist of multiple facets that all grow and develop. Just not all at the same speed – remember puberty? (Hormones vs neocortex in the neverending battle of “is that actually a good idea”). Later, as our adult lives are chugging along, unless we get pushed from the outside, we rarely stop and check