Wednesday, January 17, 2007

On how things get done

At work, you have a boss that tells you what to do. You will get in trouble if you don't do your work. You have deadlines. You will get in trouble if you don't meet them.

This is how things get done.

In our personal lives, most things do not have deadlines. You don't get fired if you never get around to doing something. If you tell yourself you are going to change, no one hears you and you aren't held accountable to anyone else.

It's hard to force accountability to oneself. For some reason it's a totally different ballgame. Why not make goals and deadlines for your personal life? Why do we have so much more drive in our professional lives? That's not what's most important to us, is it?

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