Not the Same for Everyone

This week we are looking at time efficiency. We know we can’t create more time, so how do we use the time we have to our advantage. And yes, it can be done. Before we talk about time efficiency and time management, we have to talk about why something does not work the same for everyone.

I have a good friend who believed that people are lazy or frauds because they post as professionals and yet do not have protocols that would work equally across the board on everyone. The truth of the matter is, each and every one of us is different. Our DNA sequence is different, our genes and our thought patterns are different. And, all of our experiences are different because of the way we work differently in various situations.

Before anybody strives to help anyone else, they must first understand how the person works. They must know the person and how medicines react (if given) with the person, how situations affect a person, and how stresses react with that person. If you are not sure how these things react with you, it’s time to pay a little better attention to yourself.

This seems like someone is a grumpy old master sergeant today, yet I assure you that I am writing the things you should consider when you start trying to improve. I hate to see people who get excited, overcommit themselves, burn-out, and then look at themselves as failures. Nobody who attempts something is a failure, they just haven’t found the right formula yet.

If you want to do something, you can. Yet, if you burn out, you probably won’t go far. The trick is not to look at what other people are doing, you want to look at what you were capable of and how your work can be best situated to the problem. A master craftsman always understands his or her tools and what they can do for him. You should understand yourself and look at the person in the mirror as your greatest asset.

Some people are night people, and some people work best in the morning. Some people push hard for 72 hours, and others work best in spurts two or three times a day. If you put 100 people in a theater, I am sure you will find there are at least 105 different ways those people do things best.

We like to mimic others, and that is fine for some things. But when it comes to the way we do serious work, we each stand alone. Maybe not in the overall generalities, yet most assuredly in the fine details of genius.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Everyone

Everyone is different, and that is OK.  We each have diverse backgrounds, which help us to grow different ideas and different views on just about everything.  Not all correct, one way or another, just what we have learned through being where we have been and seeing what we have seen. And for shame on us, if we would want it any other way.

The astrophysicists and other bright scientists have said that we are in the most dangerous part of our existence. They cite that the next hundred years are the most critical for us, and we may accidentally do something that would hurt ourselves or cause our extinction upon this world. Don’t believe it?

Well, believe it or not, I would like to point out the famines in Somalia, and the surrounding areas were untold masses have died because of starvation. Even though the rest of the world works to send nourishment to those people, civil war and other strife prevent the needed food from getting through to those who need the nourishment.

So, what is the great benefit in the diversity of others? I would like to point back to the potato famine of Ireland. Potatoes were the heart of the Irish diet. Yet only one species of these tubers were grown in mass. When that species ran into a problem and stopped growing, starvation ensued. This most likely would not have happened if various species of potato were grown. If one species or two species failed, the other types of vegetables would still be there to eat.

Right now, we need everyone thinking about our mutual growth and survival. We need to put away the ideas that others are wrong merely because of their differences from us. We need to stop all the petty civil wars and saber rattling, which does no one any good. Our differences and our different ideas shared openly and without fear of reprisal are some of the things that will save us as push comes to shove in the future.

Please remember our planet, although graphically not so different from 5,000 years ago, is closer in communication, the time to go great distances, and commerce. This puts us closer to each other in sharing conversation, thoughts, and goods. We need to understand that just because someone has a different view, a different idea, or different way about them, it does not diminish the role and partnership as a member of the human race.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

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