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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Eyes Have It
Yesterday I cleaned out
the gutters on my little house with a leaf blower. I’d climb the ladder,
manhandle the blower into position and let’er rip. It worked great!
However, although I
wore safety glasses (yes, in spite of what every teacher, coach, wife,
relationship partner, police officer and movie attendant has said, I can learn
a lesson) I evidently ended up with some trash in my eyes. Today they are
irritated and itchy.
Did I plan for them to
be irritated and itchy? No.
But, any time we do
good things there is a chance of less-than-positive consequences we didn’t plan
The only way to avoid
those consequences is to not do anything. And let’s be honest, some folks are
good at that.
Let’s also be honest
and admit that if you don’t do anything there are consequences that come with inaction.
So, the choice is: Do
good things and maybe have to deal with some fallout. Or, don’t do anything and
probably have to deal with some fallout.
Let’s get something
done and worry about the fallout if it comes.
Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. He presents 100+ programs a year for organizations such as IBM, American Express, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center.