All of the thoughts and opinions presented in this blog are genuine, but a sizable percentage of events and facts are false or highly exaggerated. It's all so dull that it doesn't really matter what's true and what isn't. Unless you're using this blog to judge my character, in which case that percentage is 100.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Problem Chronically High Self-Esteem
I have a sticky note on my computer at work that says "Do you KNOW that?". The reason for this sticky is that I have a habit of presenting information as truth that I haven't actually double-checked. This isn't because I'm lazy. It's just that I kind of have a history of being right about things so when I "feel" that my instincts are correct I sometimes don't take the time to doubt myself. Most of the time this works in my favor but when I am freshly off of training at a new job I have to remember to curb this behavior just a little bit. I still assume that I'm right most of the time but unless I can see it in writing somewhere I just quietly think my right thoughts and don't say them out loud unless I check with a supervisor. That's what the hold button is for.