When you know about computers, you know that GIGO refers to “garbage in – garbage out” because a lot of unnecessary information is placed into storage until deliberate removal takes place. There are programs to assist in the process that can run automatically during the night while you sleep, or you can manually begin the programs deleting history, viruses, or other issues your computer is not agreeing with, which may cause it to slow down.
Your mind is your body’s computer, and suspiciously enough, it is similar to a computer in many ways. Your mind will be fed, whether you intentionally feed it or not, and it is not just what passes down the esophagus. Sure, what you digest is certainly important in keeping your mind healthy, but even more important than food is what you entertain or exercise your mind with during the day, or even while you sleep and dream.
When you allow your mind to have healthy and nourishing input, it will become strong and responsive, but if you restrict it to negative, unhealthy, and unproductive input, you are essentially feeding it “junk food.” This garbage out would be better off not being exposed to your mind in the first place.
Feed your mind a healthy, balanced diet including information in a variety of fields, or the latest trends. You will be happily surprised to realize how much more positive a person you become by “defragging” your mind to fill it with ideas to benefit you, instead of take away from healthy thoughts.
Suggesting solutions or compromises can save a working relationship and lay new ground for a stronger foundation. This direction takes a piece from all the workers making a decision and weaves them into an all-encompassing blanket, giving everyone “warm fuzzies,” as long as the answers are of a reasonable nature. When everyone is happy, they may feel encouragement enough to continue working within the project, rather than sabotaging a situation that seemingly rejects the participants. In other words, people may unknowingly reject themselves because an idea of their own is not of an acceptable nature. As a supervisor or manager, the importance of having your team feel as important as the next member of the team is crucial, as the employees cheer together for well-deserved accomplishments.
In a company, a “boss” tells a person what to do, while a “supervisor” watches over the progress and makes tiny changes here and there in order to guide progress. In the race of business, the supervisor who always crosses the finish line first does so with positive business results and ecstatic employees.
(For ideas on strenghtening your team, click Joe Paterno’s statement below.)
“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” — Joe “JoePa” Paterno, Penn State Football Coach of 46 years
In your life, you meet and know people who throw themselves over the puddle in the street to keep others from getting wet. On the contrary, you know people who refuse to go near the puddle until someone else covers it. So where’s the fine line, or is there one?
The answer to that question seems elusive, yet is extremely simple; no one can take advantage of you without your permission. While everyone can be a sucker once, it’s the ones who learn from the experience and refuse to allow it to happen again we consider intelligent. But the ones who make the same mistakes over and over again, and then complain about the end results seem as is confusion is a regular part of the daily schedule. No matter how you slice it, 2 + 2 = 4, just as someone who drinks and drives will eventually hurt someone. It is a fact.
When someone asks you or demands you do something, and you do it without asking questions, especially when your head is saying it’s a bad idea, it’s ridiculous to whine and point fingers later in an effort to shift the blame.
The essence is simple by saying that no one can take advantage of you without your permission, regardless of how someone asks you. The next time someone asks you to do something you have questions about, think about someone in particular you care about and respect. Would you think that person should complete the task? If you get a sick feeling in your stomach, that’s the answer. If the task causes you to clap him or her on the back, and exclaim how proud you are, go for it.
Being a pushover is not a great way to get a promotion, but to gain latrine duty. Be helpful, but don’t be sopping wet in the mud puddle while others walk across your back, or punch you in the face and laugh.
“Hope and fear don’t travel together.” — Napoleon Hill
The typical worker reports to work on a set schedule, conforming to a contract or a schedule, before beginning to work. Supervisors tell you what you will accomplish and what you cannot do, if you anticipate continuing to work within the company. However, no matter how influential your supervisor is, there is one aspect that only you can control–your mind.
You attitude about your job, the things you think about, and whether you feel the monetary compensation and requirements are fair, is completely up to you. When you foster negative feelings about your position, you can never plan to be happy at work, unless something happens and you change the way you see the situation. Your attitude, which is your real master, is only under your control–no one else’s. When you control your emotions, you begin to control your reactions, and control the implication of the events.
Remember that life truly is a game, and in order to win you need to be able to make decisions for your own mind, instead of waiting for someone else to do it. Positive outlooks beget positive results, so ensure your outlook is fantastic!