embark on a new calendar year, let's think more like Goldilocks.
1. Let's take
risks like Goldilocks did. You have to admit, it was pretty risky roaming around
unfamiliar territory. But, she didn't just roam, she even tasted the food.
Let's put ourselves out there a little further than in the past and be less
fearful of the outcome of taking chances.
keep trying like Goldilocks did. When the first bowl of oatmeal (what is porridge
anyway?) was too hot, she tried again. When the second try didn’t meet her
expectations, she tried another time. Let’s be not hesitate to try more than
once. Too often, we give up after just one try; however, if we try another time
or two, maybe we’ll reap greater rewards.
example of trying over and over would be with delegation. When you task a
colleague with a project and it doesn’t come back perfectly, talk it over, and
try again. The next time, it will be better, so try another time. By the time
the colleague has done it three times, it will probably be just right.
respond quickly to mistakes like Goldilocks did. At the end of the story,
Goldilocks was napping in the “just right” bed when the bears returned home.
The baby bear found Goldilocks in his bed and cried out, “Someone has been
sleeping in my bed—and here she is!” Goldilocks heard the bear cry out, and she
quickly jumped out of the bed and ran away. When we have warnings that
something is not going to work out, let’s learn quickly and get out. Oh sure, I
just said, let’s try and try again. But, let’s be reasonable about it. There’s
a difference between cold oatmeal and a bear in your face. When something major
is wrong, it’s time to see the bear and get out.
example of this one would be when a guest speaker presents and it doesn't go as
well as planned. Let's not keep trying with that person, let's move forward
quickly to someone else so as not to waste our colleagues' time. Another
example would be a project plan. If the plan is not helping the team be
efficient, it might be time for a new plan. Or, it might even be time to cancel
get back in the swing of work this week, I hope you enjoy seeing
friends, working on cool projects, and participating in new year
much excitement a new year brings, you might find that the start to the
new year is just how Goldilocks would want it: just right.