Yeah! Thanksgiving Week!
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I know, I know. When it comes to holidays Christmas is probably the big boy on most peoples' lists.
Or, July 4 may take the top slot. You can't beat flags, cookouts, hot weather, cold drinks, and not having to wear a lot of clothes.
But, especially if you are a male, give your consideration to Thanksgiving. All the food you can eat, football, and you don't have to buy presents.
Now, some of you are doing the cynics stroll. I can hear you right now; "Not everyone is male, and females often end up with the brunt of the Thanksgiving work." "But Mike, not everyone has all the food they can eat." "Not everyone likes football." "Some people like buying and receiving presents."
All that stuff comes from that Devil's Advocate state of thinking; the part of us that wants to come up witha Gotcha! kind of comment.
If you want to have more Perfect Workdays, forget The Devil's Advocate. In fact, if anyone ever uses the phrase, stop them, and tell them that you don't believe in The Devil's Advocate. Nothing good ever comes after "The Devil's Advocate."
I'm not saying you shouldn't think ahead and anticipate challenges. But, The Devil's Advocate squashes ideas and makes it less likely that people will open up and tell you what they are really thinking.
So, I'm telling you what I'm really thinking. And I'm thinking that Thanksgiving is great! Look ahead to have a wonderful week.