The Scorpion and the Frog is an animal fable about a scorpion asking a frog to carry him across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung during the trip, but the scorpion argues that if it stung the frog, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature.
The fable is used to illustrate the position that the natural behavior of some creatures is inevitable, no matter how they are treated and no matter what the consequences.
It is also used to illustrate that a person (frog) is to blame for the trouble they are in if it was caused by associating with another (scorpion) they know to be no good.
Questions: Please share your thoughts in the comments.
What does this parable mean to you?
Do you believe the natural behavior of some creatures (people) is inevitable?
Do you think a person (frog) is to blame for the trouble of another (scorpion) through their association?
Do you believe a person (scorpion) can change if they really want it?
Do you think the person (scorpion) just used his nature as an excuse to be mean or bad?
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Sometimes are thoughts, feelings or self doubt may cause us to make bad decisions or choices because we are not focusing on what really matters. By continuing to focus on our dreams, goals and aspirations those feelings, thoughts or self doubt will be pushed away because you are continually working towards those steps to accomplish what really matters to you.
Keep a list of your action steps and post these steps somewhere visible. As you accomplish an action step towards your goal put a check mark or line through that step. When you start to feel discourage review what you have accomplished and this will help keep you on track and reduce the feelings and thoughts of self doubt.
Questions for self-reflection:
Are my thoughts, feelings and actions helping me or hindering in my life?
Why am I making certain choices in my life?
Are these choices helping me to move forward to achieving what I really want in life?
There are many days when a Supervisor has to make difficult choices. These choices can cause upheaval in the workplace. When making difficult decision sit down and reflect on how this change will have an effect on your business, clients, team members or work area. Write out a list of why this is a good idea as well as the pros and the cons.
Ask yourself the following questions:
How will I implement it?
How will I deliver the news?
How will I explain my decision and why?
Who is going to take on the change and make sure it succeeds?
What is going to be needed to make this work?
By spending some time reflecting about the decision, this will give you the confidence you need to implement a plan of action. With a plan of action you are more likely to succeed. You will be prepared to handle questions and concerns which will help make the transition much smoother.
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