Rant on Boxes and Fingers and Mirrors
Then there are those who cannot think outside the BOX in how to do things (even worse when they are the same glass half empty, change other people to fit in my BOX people). You can try to empower people all you want, but when they can only view it from their small little, narrow little BOX, no amount of support seems to be enough. What's really interesting is that some people like this talk alot to others about how they get no support, yet when support is offered they turn it down. When they are empowered to start something new, and when it does not fly 100% or exactly the way they want it the very first time they try, they drop it or quit (I ask you, when does something ever work perfectly the first time you try?). Needless to say, when things do not work, and the BOX falls apart, the FINGERS begin to point, but outward, because it is everyone elses fault the tiny, narrow BOX doesn't work anymore.
We need to take a MIRROR and hold it in front of us when we point FINGERS. The FINGER will point directly back at us. We need to ensure we look at ourselves and our role in whatever situation first. I have said it before, and I will say it again, I am in no way perfect. I am the first one to look at my role in a situation, HOWEVER..................I will not allow people who cannot think outside the BOX, will not accept and supports or efforts to empower them and point FINGERS when things don't fit the way they want to lay blame on others when they can't look at themselves first. Come on people, get out the MIRROR, stand in front of it and point your finger............then we'll talk!
Ah, now that rant is done, I feel better!