Wednesday 8 March 2017

Ends Vs Process

So, Old Man Winter is back for one last hurrah, so what. It is nothing that I haven’t seen before and quite frankly, doesn’t bother me.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the cold, not by a long shot. As I have said before, I don’t frolic in the snow and cold . . . I tolerate and survive it.

It is what I need to do in order to obtain my goals, the first one being Total Debt Freedom. 

After that comes establishing myself in a home whilst still being fiscally independent. Working towards total self-sufficiency and off the grid living is certainly an intriguing concept. 

So I will keep dealing with the snow and the heat of summer, because it is just another bump on the road to where I want to be.

I have never said that I am a perfect person or even that everyone should do what I am doing. There is always room to improve, yourself most of all and I am not Moses come down from the mount (as it were). 

I also don’t believe in imposing my beliefs or ways on others. I will do what makes sense to me and you can either do likewise or learn from my experiences (or just be entertained).

I also do my best not to judge others or put them in little boxes or slap labels on them. So and so does this because they are this type of person, and so on.

This is because I know that we humans are complicated and multi-layered creatures with many contradictory habits, beliefs and practices. 

The other day, Boss was lecturing on the motivations of people; he was elaborating on what motivates different types of people to do what they do. 

He said that sales people (who he oddly enough holds in high regard) are motivated by the Ends and the results, i.e.: getting that sale, and not care about the Process.

He then said that detail oriented people are more about the Process than the Ends. I bit my tongue and just let it slide. 

I have become a detail oriented person because I have always been tapped as the “responsible one” the one who has to somehow make things or organizations work. Not in charge mind you, just in charge of the enigmatic Process!

Strangely enough bosses don’t want to hear any excuses or reasons for slip ups, they just want results and leave the “Process” up to you. 

So you develop a sense and form a habit to focus on the Process and the little details in order to avoid crap from above.

I am not living in my RV and enduring the winters out here on the prairies because I love it or to lavish in the process, I am doing this to get myself debt free and beyond!

I will listen to what Boss says and try to learn from him, as I do with everyone I interact with. You can always learn from others, and yes teach others too.

I won’t blindly accept or reject what he says either, after all I, just like he, am my own person and responsible for myself and my own life.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!

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