In every business, in every life, it is vital to process all information and even emotional content to make sure that you are making the best decisions you can make. Yet, there are extremes and when you get caught at one end point of the spectrum or the other, there is a tendency to either deny what is going on, or indulge in over-thinking the process.
One of our best consultants at Creative Energy Options, Inc. (CEO), Dianne Moore, who covers the Midwest for us, had an amazing “aha” moment about too much process time and what it does to us. An eloquent writer, she talks for so many of us, especially women who do tend to be the queens of analyzing and looking over and over again at what life holds, both at home and in the business world.
I’d love your comments on what you do when you get stuck in a place where you begin to over think what you are doing.
“The Pity Pot”
Let’s hear it for process! Yes, let’s give it some well-deserved, rousing applause….clap……..clap………..clap……..clap.
I am sick of process.
Process grinds you down, beats you up, gives you the run around, wrings you out, slaps you sideways, and pulls you under.
Process halts life, sidetracks dreams, curbs joy, and blocks creativity.
Process addles the brain, amplifies pain, and arrests gain.
Process destroys, dumbfounds, and demolishes. Process disconnects, disturbs, discourages and disengages.
Plain and simple….PROCESS SUCKS.
I am sick of the journey. I am fed-up with faith, have had it with hope and checked out of charity ten days ago. I feel like molasses and look like shit. I am bored with my whining, irritated by everyone, and sick to death of living in brain fog.
I am plagued by idiots, pained by idealists and just plain out of idioms (thank goodness).
I want a process-free life. Where is the potion, the pill, the process to be process-free? (Now that is just plain silly.)
It is time to give this pity pot A ROYAL FLUSH!
Training Connection says
Wow. I never see much cursing on these professional blogs but I found that interjection quite refreshing.
We are all impatient when the button we push does not work or we have to sit on hold for more than 7 seconds. I think our peace of mind needs to come from taking a break, changing tasks, and just acceptance that the process is in place for a reason. Unless, we have a better solution and time to test that out, we should not obsess but give ourselves alternatives for focus so that we will not feel things are moving too slowly. Does staring at a teapot make the water boil any faster?
So get up and come back to it. There is your process.
Linda C Smith says
I heard a phrase a long time ago that became something of a mantra to me: make the process pleasurable. If it’s not, then you’re in the wrong business.