The delusion of control

A couple of years back I had an assignment at a customer who was in the process of implementing “a self managing organisation”.

I don’t know if this post has anything to do with the fact that the company was exploring self management and going through a transformation, but one epiphany during this time was how much people (think they) need control and the illusion that they have it.

I see this almost daily in social media posts, articles in magazines and conversations. How much people want to know stuff, or better put, how much they want to have clear answers to everything. Yes, no, black, white, right, wrong etc. etc.

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Yes, no, black, white, right, wrong etc. etc.

And how much better off we would be, if we understood that it’s not the clear answers we are looking for. It’s about having the ability/believe in our self to know that whatever life throws at us, we will make it. We walk around and think that a regular Tuesday is like any other Tuesday in the past. But the truth is, we don’t know. We don’t know what going to happen. But when things do, we usually make it anyway.

It would be so much easier if could accept that we (and others) don’t have all the answers, but it will be fine anyway.

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