Received an email from a jungle jeff blog reader, seeking clarification on the “Don’t Bother” blog post from last week. The reader’s email challenged my thinking, in a good and healthy way. By the way, thank you for that.
Do you give obsessive diligent consideration to your work?
Most people, myself included, probably rush to, “Of course!”
May I audaciously suggest we (again, myself included) don’t do nearly as well as any of us think we do? Huh?
Exactly. Huge. Here’s what I mean.
This is simple, and also “dangerous”, because there is a human flaw in most of us. We are conditioned to judge others on what we see them do. It happens without even trying.
What’s complex, and perhaps arguable (but I argue it isn’t), is that we overwhelmingly judge ourselves on our intentions.
Huge difference here.
You see, I perceive my approach to balance as better than anyone else I observe, and yet others….
What others may think is that I preach balance, but lack balance, and therefore am a phony. This thought crosses my mind daily, “Am I a hypocrite?”
Do you ever catch yourself privately asking, “Am I a hypocrite?”
Tomorrow, maybe, I’ll dive a little deeper on this.