Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Right Way And The Wrong Way - Day 20

"Humans now create in two days the same amount of data that it took from the dawn of civilization until 2003 to create." 
Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman

A pretty staggering fact.

In all that "stuff" we try to mine through lie countless individuals telling you the right way to do something. Or the wrong way.

  • Ten proven steps to fix your career.
  • Five things not to tell your boyfriend if you want to get married. 
  • Three sure fire tips that will make you never, ever, ever gain another pound.
  • Seven tricks guaranteed to land you a promotion

It bothers me. Too many people believe there is a secret formula. That there is 100 percent of the time a right way and a wrong way to get what you want. 

And then they get disappointed when they find out life is not like following with precision the steps in a Martha Stewart recipe to make the Best Ever Meatloaf

Here's what I know for sure. 

There is no right or wrong way. There is only your way - which might include more than one bump or detour along the way. That doesn't make how you got there wrong. Or right. It just means you got there.  Which now that I think about is not the right way or the wrong. It's the only way.

note: I can hardly believe this is Day #20 of the 30 Day Experiment and I have not missed a day!   Here are the details on how it all started.

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