Saturday, 23 August 2014

Don't Take The Credit

When we take a decision - or take some action - we rightly expect to be judged by what happens as a result.

However, in complex situations, something would have happened anyway.  Things rarely stay the same.  But we don't know which of the changes that have taken place resulted directly from our decision or action.

Does it matter?

Well, only if we take credit for all the good things that have happened and try to reproduce the effect later - or somewhere else. This time it might not work.

So, when judging your 'success' (or 'failure'), try to think about the direct things you caused - and those things that might have changed anyway.  It might change your opinion about you - and your decision-making.

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