If the Shoe Fits: Excuse, Rationalize or Choose to Change?

If the Shoe Fits: Excuse, Rationalize or Choose to Change?

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5726760809_bf0bf0f558_mAn executive at a startup client sent me the video below.

And the following email exchange ensued.

(Him) The hammer thing took me entirely by surprise.  🙂

(Me) Really? It just seemed a logical outcome of the way he was swinging it around))

Some folks are observant.  Then there’s me.

People seem proud of the strangest things these days…

Believe me, I’m not bragging about being unobservant.  I wish I NOTICED things!

I find that most things we are good/not good at boil down to choice and most of us, including me, excuse choosing not to [whatever] with some form of “that’s how I am” or, as another founder I’m working with keeps telling me, “that’s the way my mind works.”

Another executive I know never noticed things; then he decided he wanted to, so he focused on “really seeing” and now he does. Hope I didn’t offend you.

No offense taken.  I’ll give it a shot and see what happens.

Do you excuse, rationalize or choose to change?

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