The difference between right and left…
Last week I went to a speed awareness course.
The dreaded camera got me doing 37 in a 30 zone in North Leeds.
Now let’s be honest these speed awareness courses are not particularly engaging and enjoyable, no one want to be there and it is purely a process to avoid getting 3 points on your license and feeling it from the insurance companies.
But never one to shirk a challenge and always of the mindset that there is something new to learn or a new way to think I set about this course with the goal to find something positive and valuable from the 4 hours.
And what I got was a nice little quote.
In relation to road rage and accident avoidance the quote was super simple.
“It’s not about who’s right, it’s about who’s left”.
Think about that for a few seconds.
It’s pretty powerful don’t you think?
But the quote is more than just driving it’s about life and coaching too.
It really doesn’t matter who’s right, it matters who carries on pushing forwards.
It really doesn’t matter if you are actually right but you let something happen that makes someone else get what they want.
Because being right isn’t the goal.
Neither is looking intelligent, sounding smart, writing journals or articles that complicate things rather than simplify them.
The goal is educating people and moving forwards.
And we have to look at the message we’re giving out first. Is it going to give us the result we want which is a gradual increase in capacity. A gradual increase in understanding.
And the goal in life is to be there to push forwards. Creating solutions where all parties WIN rather than just us or them.
This is about patience and skill.
Do you have that or are you just looking for situations where YOU win.
Most times you have to give something to get something. What are you prepared to give?
Most times if you want to work with people long term you have to allow them to win as much as you do.
And it really does boil down to “It’s not about who’s right, it’s about who’s left”.
Thanks as always folks,
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