TRIPLE III TIME: Always Better…But Never Good Enough”
This week it is time to try and come to grips with the: Always Better… versus the…But Never Good Enough mindsets of people. I believe in most cases people flow from one side of these mindsets to the other based on the topic or challenge. And that shift is human nature, understandable and AOK!
However for the purpose of this “Always Better…But Never Good Enough” TRIPLE III TIME message, I want everyone to think about how you convey your position on this topic…and why that is so impactful.
Are you thinking?
As a leader…did the person you just talked to about performing or achievements in a certain area walk away with a: “there is always a better way approach to this challenge” understanding? Or were they saying under their breath: “No matter what I do it will never be good enough”? Or if you want to say it another way: “I guess I will give it another whack and we will see if it works better!”…versus… “There is no use even trying because I’m just going to get the same not-good-enough answer?” At home or at work, with young children or with adults…leaving the discussion with an “Always Better” instead of a “But Never Good Enough” tone is truly the difference between day or night regarding support and motivation.
I have experienced those that fall on both sides of the Always Better…But Never Good Enough mode of operation. Personally I admit I have never been satisfied with the status quo and pushed hard to find that Always Better way. However, I hope I avoid/avoided conveying a But Never Good Enough attitude.
How about you?