In the past couple of weeks, I keep finding myself in situations where my post “Why Charactoer Matters” is top of mind. Given, we are early in the year, I thought you might need it as well. My most recent situation is as follows.
It’s been one of the coldest winters in decades in Indianapolis, with the temp at -2 when I got in my car this morning. I am sitting in Starbucks, and a gentleman approaches me asking if I can help him get something to eat. What do I do? I lie and say I don’t have any cash. What the heck is the matter with me?
- nobody was with me so no one was watching.
- I suspected he was not going to get something to eat with it.
- I eventually did what I deemed to be the right thing by catching up to him in the parking lot and giving him what cash I had.
- we all do things like this.
No, I didn’t feel better after I gave him the cash. I am frustrated by not reacting the right way in the first place. Most of the time, we don’t get an opportunity to correct an action we took in our past.
This blog has morphed into being my virtual shrink. As with any shrink, venting sometimes occurs in our sessions. This is one of those. Hopefully, my venting will get you to think.
Thanks for coming in today.