Saturday, December 7, 2013
It ain't that easy, at least for my clients and for me:
My cold-call reluctant clients rarely get comfortable cold-calling. My math-challenged clients rarely become good at math. My shy clients rarely become social.
I know I should eat broccoli not cheese, be laid-back not intense, cheerful not dour, but I can't make myself do any of them for very long. Nothing helps: reminders, accountability, looking at supposed childhood roots, nothing.
We are mainly a function of our genes and early environment. Defying those ain't easy. So might we all be wiser to accept ourselves basically as-is and simply find the work, relationships, and recreations that don't require us to make major changes?
You can tune-up a Prius all you like but it will never win a race against a Porsche. But a Prius, in its context, is most worthy in itself.