50 questions that free your mind: No. 10
As part of my Day Zero Project, I will be answering the 50 Questions That Free Your Mind. For each of these, I will blog an answer and then it will be linked here as well. Some of these will have longer responses, some will be extremely short. But by the end of the Day Zero Project, I will have answered all of these.
No. 10: Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
I truly do enjoy the way these things are worded.
This, like the other questions is tough. Because there’s often a thin line between doing things right or doing the right thing. Sometimes that line can be a little thicker, but in my experiences, the line is thin.
Let’s look closer at this.
First, when doing things right it could mean a lot of things. Such as your work or your life. Are you doing things the way expected or the correct way? Are these things getting done because you are supposed to do them?
On the flip side — doing the right things.
That could mean a lot of things as well. Are you doing good things, taking your life on a good course etc. Are you a law-abiding citizen? Do you make strong choices etc.?
I actually think these things can almost go together for the most part.
So, let’s answer the question.
Me? I’m actually worried about both. I always want to do things right. Though I know failure is a reality in a lot of things in life, I want to succeed. So work, personal life and all that — you want to do things right. As minuscule as it is, even things such as on the softball field, I want to do things right. I don’t want to be in a situation where I am doing the wrong thing. That could lead to bad consequences.
Too, I also want to do the right thing — morally, professionally and everything else.
In this life, you get one go around. Doing the right thing is good. It’s not a bad thing to look back knowing you made choices that had a positive effect on you, your life and/or that of others. So made the right choices. But, much like the first part of the question, it’s not as easy as the words seem.
The reality to this question is that I’d like to do the right thing and do it right.
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