I have a few dozen drafts I have not published, and of course this is not because I need to proofread or tune anything (I offer these posts almost entirely as stream of consciousness efforts). I have just been busier than ever.
Ten things that have been thematic lately and are also Good (this is not much of a post, I admit, but hey… ):
- Knowing you do not know what you do not know.
- Being the SME, but challenged by SMEs within complimentary disciplines.
- Realizing Agility is not a software methodology, and that things are packaged in a specific way for presentation to you. There is a reason for this. Intent accompanies deliberate action.
- Over-delivering can be as detrimental as under-delivering. You want to consistently deliver.
- Knowing that until proven, it is an idea. There is a difference between Universals and Particulars and that difference is profound yet transparent. Please see AJ Ayer for more on this.
- Owning the fact that your word and your actions hold more weight than a contract. Contracts are documents mandated to mitigate risk therein. Your word and your actions are your life’s work. Especially when nobody is watching (Thanks, Dad, for that one).
- Knowing that emotion is not betrayed by careful and clinical assessment. It is, in fact, made assured and actionable.
- Knowing that despite feeling as though there is a need to find your “purpose” it may be that Continuous Improvement is your calling, and what more can you want?
- Examining how language and words have baked-in prejudice.
- Moving in the right direction. It might not be clear where you want to go, but your gut will tell you if you are headed the right way.
There are more, but I wanted to post something. The title reads as it does because people visit things like “3 Ways To Improve Your Love Life” and “Six Steps To Be Handsome” more. Somehow, assigning a number or a list to a topic makes the read appear authoritative, or wrapped around a proof of sorts. Within that last paragraph lie many of the above 1o Good Things. There are more. Next: “10 Random Thoughts”. We will see how the analytics compare.