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Doing Right Things Right

It seems to me the title of this post sums up what it takes to self-actualize in this life.  Let’s break it down to make sure.

First, let’s look at the first three words in the title.  Let’s face it, you can’t get very far if you are not doing right things.  Put that thought in context this way.  If you want to get from point A to point B in anything that you might want to do, you have to make sure your road map to your destination is the correct one.  In other words, if you don’t create the right plan you can’t possibly do right things.

I realize I just provided you with a flash of the blindingly obvious.  However, I’m always surprised at the number of people who think they can achieve something without sweating-out the building of the correct plan to get there.  They just want to get there in what they perceive would be the shortest possible way.  In other words, starting out without knowing where they’re going.  One of Murphy’s Laws states, “A shortcut is the longest distance between two points.”

Now, let’s look at the last word in the title.  The worst thing you can do is to invest the time to determine what the right things are that you should be doing and, then, not do them to the best of your ability.  If you can’t do it right it will be wrong.  If it’s wrong it doesn’t make any difference if you’re doing the right things.  The result will be wrong…Period.  What’s right about that?

Let’s summarize through a thought expressed by Thomas Jefferson:  “Whenever you do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.

That’s how you do right things right!!

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