I say please to Siri.
People question me about it. “She’s a machine, why say please?”
The usual reason we say please to others is that it acknowledges them and it respects their dignity.
But there’s a second reason.
The reason I say please to Siri is because it helps prevent me from becoming entitled. It reminds me to be grateful. It reminds me that time and resources are scarce.
And there’s a third…it’s good practice.
If we bark orders at our phone, I’m sure we’re more likely to bark orders at people. And that’s not cool.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.