Isn’t the human mind a wonderful thing? We can witness the same situation, yet remember it entirely different. We can make a plan, yet we will both get details wrong. We have a conversation and 10 minutes later think we were talking to someone else! It is indeed an amazing thing!
When it comes to business, we need a written plan, but not just that, this is also why we need signed contracts. Don’t be offended when a contract comes into play. It is really a good thing. I have learned, from experience, that even a friend will disagree or worse yet…..just decide to disappear and not honor your “plans” ! So get a business plan and contract in writing. Yes, even with friends! (especially??)
Our penchant for getting the details wrong is an interesting
flaw characteristic! And it is not exclusive to only certain people. It is a characteristic that we all have..sorry. Good news is, we may have it, but we do not have to exercise our right to use it! We can, and many of us do, practice the art of listening! If you learn to listen, really listen, you will cut your error rate way down! ** Note to anyone who needs to hear it…… listening intently for the person to be quiet long enough for you to get a word in edgewise=not listening! Just saying!
Will this fix the problem? Not entirely, because we can’t make the others learn to listen. We can only take charge of ourselves;but this will work to raise our levels of enjoyment in life immensely! And what more can we ask for than to be responsible for our own happiness!?!? OH…and to know when to walk away!