Have you ever seen someone point fingers at the next guy/gal (a classmate, neighbor, co-worker, or even family and friends)?
It’s the blame game, the one-upmanship, the I’m golden and your mud way of doing business–can you really push that knife in any further?
And whatever finger your pointing, frankly it might as well be your middle finger in terms of the message you are sending.
The old saying is that when you point fingers at others, there are three fingers pointing back at you–try it with your hand now and see what I mean.
Getting the job done–means working collaboratively and cohesively–we all contribute from our unique perspectives and skills sets.
It’s synergy where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, rather than I think I’ll take all the darn credit–hey, I really do deserve it (in my own mind anyway)!
Really, it’s not who did what to whom, but who helped whom and giving credit amply all around.
Ultimately, when we work together, we are strong, and when we point fingers at each other, it’s because we are weak, and we are weakening our relationships and the organization.
The only time to point a finger, for real, is when you are gesturing to the Heaven, where all blessings come and from whom we are all created in His image.
Otherwise, keep your fingers to yourself unless your fixing something that’s broke. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)