Evaluate Situations Successfully

Written By Gary Spirer Published April 18th, 2011

People, surely myself included, categorize themselves when they categorize, comment on, or label others

One of the hardest skills is how to control your frustrations or disappointments over someone’s behavior. The lesion: Do not knock someone else or their product or service. If you do not have something good say, don’t say it. As a general rule, this is true. There are times when you are evaluating a company or person that you should reveal the negatives you perceive.

I have struggled with how to characterize my feelings about a person when I know they have distorted facts about myself, my performance, or that of my companies. It has always amazed me how some people are so willing to believe the worst about some person or company based on someone’s comments – many times distorted for some ulterior motive.

I attempt to comment only after I can verify a pattern of behavior that seems typical of a person or company

I do this by getting feedback from others about how the person acted or how they view the person or company if they’ve had personal experience. By at least “objectifying” my observations and theirs, I attempt to get a fuller, rounder understanding.

Sometimes, no matter what people say or you rationalize, your intuition says, “I can’t put my finger on it, but something troubles me.” Or, “This situation is not for me.” Or, “I’m distracting myself from what I really want to do or be” by pursuing this venture or path.


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