Manufacture Your Day by BEING AWARE OF “CAUSE AND EFFECT”
Cause and effect is a topic that many people don’t seem to be aware of.
That’s why I would like to write about it today.
If we like it or not, the way we think and how we approach life has a lot to do with the results we see in our personal and professional life.
We may not always reflect how we contribute to certain situations because it is just so much easier to blame others.
I am sure you have heard the following quote:
Here are a a few examples of cause and effect:
Management doesn’t listen
Disengaged workforce, lack of continuous improvement ideas
Lack of consistent, constructive feedback
Negativity, complacency, mediocrity and entitlement
Not explaining the “why” in change initiatives or project changes
Resistance, frustration and loss of productivity
Constant criticism and lack of appreciation
People stop caring, more mistakes, KPIs tell a clear story
Work environment, which doesn’t encourage personal excellence
Poor attitude, being late, missed deadlines, no self-improvement
Better skills for leadership and human interaction, more self-awareness
Positive energy, respectful behaviour, knowing people’s names
Meaningful relationships, more win-win situations
A positive thought process
Positive results (you cannot create positive results with a negative mind)
This list could go on and on, but I am sure you get my point. Whatever the things are that regularly frustrate you at home and/or in your work environment (effects) is there because it is accepted (cause) and/or there is nothing done about it (cause).
It doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO, VP, Manager, Supervisor, Office team member, worker or Machine Operator. You contribute to certain situations in one way or another – either you’re at cause or you’re at effect. There are always 2 sides to every story.
I want you to remember that it is important to develop mental strategies that will help you to get better instead of bitter.
It has been said, “In the Karma Cafe are no menus. You get served what you deserve.”
How you think matters. Choose good thoughts (cause) because they will lead to positive actions and results (effects).
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
What do you think, are you more often at cause or at effect?
I encourage you to read the following article: