Today’s observation is again extracted from a personal experience. Two words:
It astounds me how quickly we absorb the culture around us. Culture in our work place, in our peer group. We become who we are around.
Now this is not a newsflash to me, but knowing and understanding something are two very different things. To be honest, we need both to be successful.
Have you listened to those around you? There are certain buzz words that your peer group use that if someone, or a few from that group say them long enough, they become ingrained through-out that particular circle.
So if you want to know where your heading today in life. Stop and listen to the words, phrases and actions of your friends, colleagues and teammates.
Like what you hear? Don’t like what you hear? Do something to change it today. It’s not personal if you discover you need to make some changes to your environment. If you want to be an eagle, you can’t hang around with the chickens. If you want to speak French, you don’t go to Germany.
There is no shame in either, it’s simply a matter of choice to be who you are created to be.
To coin the phrase of a good friend; if we want to think outside of the box, we must first know where the box is.
Know who you are, be very careful what you listen to and what you say, and keep believing. A simple, but effective recipe.
Happy Burns Night to all my fellow Scots.
Have a great weekend folks!