Evaluate, Introspect and Take Action

doing good service for others is cool. we feel good, they feel good, the business value goes up. in fact, YOUR value goes up. not a bad deal. YOU ARE AN ASSET OF THE ORGANIZATION.
remember… an asset is something of value in an organization. most assets are depreciating- going down in value over time. you, however, are an appreciating asset- your value is going UP over time….. or is it? are you continuously ‘green and growing?’ or are you ‘ripe and rotting?’ ARE YOU MOVING FORWARD OR ARE YOU FALLING BEHIND.
building ourselves as quality service providers – whether we’re serving the public, our organization, our families… whoever, we increase our value to all stakeholders….especially ourselves.
and how do we do this? how do we increase our value?
it’s by introspection and evaluation, evaluation and introspection.
when we evaluate what needs to be done in our job to produce excellence and then introspect on how we are doing in that area, we set goals, close gaps and add value…and it’s not much more complex than that.
and a new definition of intelligence is budding here. intelligence is not so much about SAT’s or IQ…it’s not a way of thinking… rather, it’s a way of BEHAVING.
EVERYTHING THAT WE DO TO MOVE TOWARD BEING EXCELLENT ON THE CORE JOB FUNCTIONS AND CORE BEHAVIORS REQUIRED…IS INTELLIGENT. EVERYTHING WE DO THAT MOVES US AWAY FROM OUR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THESE SKILLS AND ATTITUDES IS STUPID.
could it be that simple?
i believe that it is.
take a look around and you will find people who aren’t necessarily as smart as you who are earning 8x what you’re earning. how can that be?
well…. my hopethysis (and experience of the last 25 years) is that they evaluated, introspected and closed the gaps between where they were and where the endeavored to be.
look at what you are good at..and celebrate that.
look at the areas where you have a need and desire to become better. Illuminate them, FACE IT, FOLLOW IT and get working on FIXING IT! http://www.illuminatethenegative.com

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One response to “Evaluate, Introspect and Take Action

  1. You said, “look at what you are good at..and celebrate that.
    look at the areas where you have a need and desire to become better. ”

    I think this is a great distinction because desire alone does not equal results, you must be realistic of the obstacles and willing to overcome them. You must make the choice by your own will to carry out ‘right’ action… as long as your burning desire is large enough you can get on with fixing things!

    Thanks for sharing Mr. Corbin.

    Peace.

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