Friday, February 21, 2014

The Autopsy Moment

A friend tells me that when a project doesn’t go the way he hoped he has an Autopsy Moment. He takes a bit of time to ask, “Why didn’t this work the way I thought it would?”

That’s not a bad idea. We have the opportunity to do what less-than-smart folks don’t do, learn from our mistakes…or, if not mistakes, at least our efforts that didn’t go the way we thought they would.

However, be careful not to let the Autopsy Moment last too long. It’s easy to get tied up in Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda and What if’s?

The next thing you know a wonderful opportunity has passed you by ‘cause you missed it.

Think about what happens on television and in the movies. They do the autopsy, put the body on that big tray and then slide it in the cooler. They close the big door, sign some papers, turn away and cut the light out as they walk out the door.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday.


  1. What an impactful thought....shut the door, turn out the light and walk to a place with greater lighting!