Measurable Outcomes

I heard a philosophy that resonates well with me.

If you can measure it, you can manage it.

It is great advice. So practical.

Turns out the advice-giver isn’t as practical. In fact, their character turns out to be less than trustworthy. 

The second point of observation I made relates to a TV show on Apple TV we are watching. Great cast of Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. 

Paul Rudd playing a psychologist and Will Ferrell is the patient.

In this case, the patient is super-rich and lacks confidence. The psychologist manipulates their patient to be handsomely compensated for their “input”.

What I found interesting though was the value that the psychologist is perceived to have.

The psychologist gave empathy and compassion to their patient. They then proceed to identify problem areas and repeated issues that the patient could not see for themselves.

Thereafter they addressed solutions on how to rectify the repeated error and how to stop it from happening again.

Make no mistake, there is value in that transaction. 

Sometimes in life, we get stuck going down the only path we know. 

We land up taking the same turns and never breaking the cycle of suffering that path leads to.

Sometimes in life, it takes an unbias third party to share a different perspective and share a vision of the different path that is optional to take.

In one’s own strength, for personal challenges, one can use measurable outcomes to manage their own path. This takes a lot of self-control, time and energy.

Sometimes that third party view can help speed up the conclusions and initiate action easily.

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