A lot has been said about teaching people, empowering people, and giving people the tools they need to be successful.
But at the end of the day the attitudes and behaviors out there today say different.
Actions speak louder than words.
It boils down to this.
Don’t teach me how to fish, give me fish and chips.
In a society where patience wanes.
People have a constant attitude of…
I want it now.
I’m entitled to this.
I just don’t have any time.
All of these attitudes and behaviours put us in a constant state of - just give me what I need so that I can move on.
We don’t want to waste our time.
Our time is valuable.
And I get that.
And while there is good and bad to this inherent shortsightedness.
The long term effects in my view - hurt us.
Success is driven by our ability to make more good decisions then bad decisions.
Sure it’s important to make decisions quickly sometimes.
To grasp a few salient points and go.
But true growth and success comes to those who are able to go deep and wide in certain subject area.
This is where the difference is made.
I’ve never met anyone successful who wasn’t deep and wide in certain subjects.
So don’t get caught up in the fast food world of fish and chips.
Sometimes it’s better to grab a pole and learn to fish.