#76: It’s Time To Change

Your Default Setting

What is your default setting?

Don’t look so offended. We all start out with a default setting. What matters is whether or not you have changed yours.

Manufacturers create basic settings so that we can use a device out of the box. These common settings are not necessarily the most effective. To get the most out of the device, you should modify these settings according to your needs.

We inherit our default settings from our parents. During our formative years, caregivers and teachers fiddle with these settings. Later on, bosses manipulate these settings to make us more productive at work.

Sooner or later you will reach a stage when your settings will be inappropriate for your current situation. As your life spins out of control, will you again allow others to do the fiddling?

Don’t! You know the right settings, so don’t revert to your default.

Default settings get you going; they don’t get you soaring.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.