July 03, 2014

Dog's don't micromanage

Since The Dog has moved into my household, he has shredded a jacket, chewed and destroyed a pair of sunglasses, pair of reading glasses, lipstick, several paper bags (those posh ones you get from posh stores), pair of cheap hotel slippers, magazines/newspapers, emptied the contents of my handbag, raided my friend's gym bag. He attempted to shred his new doggie bed too, but he stopped when I told him NOOOOOOOO.
I take him out for a walk three times a day, feed him, pet him, chat with him and this is what he does. He is nowadays called Charlie The Shredder. If you have confidential papers to shred, so ahead and deliver them at Charlie's office.

"Ten Choices You Regret in Ten Years"; the whole web article is worth reading. It is so well worth it that I shared it in my Facebook page too. It's interesting, thought-provoking and even more- very up to date. Have a look at this one:

"Trying to micromanage every little thing. – Life should be touched, not strangled.  Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement.  Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight.  Take a deep breath.  When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward.  You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great.  Everything in life is in perfect order whether you understand it yet or not.  It just takes some time to connect all the dots."
Weekend is almost upon us, so let's not spoil it by talking about micromanagement. It's just that micromanagement seems like that very latest buzzword, something in fashion right now. Hell yeah! But does anyone really understand the concept of micromanagement? Merriam-Webster Dictionary can offer a helping hand: it defines micromanaging as 'managing with excessive control or attention to details'. 
Micromanager= a person with low self-esteem, bullying tendencies, feelings of inadequacy. Wearing blinkers. Not able to see the forest from the trees. Closes the stable door after the horse has bolted. Plain stupid. 
There is something to think about for the weekend, but I am pretty sure my dog has no micromanaging tendencies. He is awesome, shreds stuff, but stays happy all the time. Smiles. Does not ask questions. Does not attempt controlling people.

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