Focusing on what I can control…

What would happen –

if we chose to:

Get better at setting and honoring deadlines

Help one more person, each day

Sit in the front row

Ask a hard question every time we go to a meeting

Give more and take less

Learn to master a new tool

Ask why

All of these are choices, choices that require no one to choose us or give us permission.

Every time I find myself wishing for an external event, I realize that I’m way better off focusing on something I can control instead.

Reblogged from Seth Godin’s blog


I’m sorry, but can you repeat that again?

Can you say “I don’t know” about all sorts of stuff to anyone anymore?

Especially in a world where you can google for the right answer in a fleeting moment?

How can we ever cultivate the humility of admitting, that in the zillions of data surrounding you, it’s okay if  you are not aware of a tiny speck of it?

Yet we , including myself, sometimes nod along even if we don’t completely understand.

The billion dollar question – What if I sound stupid?

And that’s when I mentally remind myself about this brilliant wait-but-why post on taming our inner mammoth – which so cares so deeply about what would people think?

Touche! Yes, It’s easier said than done.

In the beginning of my foray into the GS world, I asked a ton of “I don’t know” questions mainly capitalizing on the benefit of being new. Now armed with 2.5 years of “experience”, I am supposed to be fairly knowledgable. But I still don’t know 90% of the banking-tech world completely.

So , I have decided that I will continue asking why until I am old. How old? That’s a rhetoric question because I have decided that I will be young until I die. Youth is not an age – it’s an attitude.

But there are two rules –

1) “You shall never ask the same question twice.”

2) “You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.”