Yesterday, a friend of mine was talking about an application he was using to document his work. As he wrote his software, this application could scan new data types and document how they were used. It was truly ingenious. “That was easy” I remarked…and he said “Yes, I like easy. Doesn’t everyone?”
Nope. I often do things the hard way. I don’t know why, but my instinctive approach to a task is to power-up, brute force, and muscle things through.
- There is usually a tool I could buy to make the job run twice as fast, but I often try to do the job with what I have
- The internet is filled with helpful tips, tricks, and shortcuts for using my computer, but I tend to keep puttering along with what I know
- I have hundreds of friends who know more about every subject than I do, yet I avoid calling them and sounding stupid by asking questions
Actually, I am learning to avail myself of the vast tools, training, and talent available in their world. I am much faster to stop and ask for help…or look for ways to make things easier. Why waste all that time banging my head against the obstacle that someone else has already solved?
How about you? Do you look for help…or do you prefer to go it on your own?
Thanks for listening.