You believe that there is a proper and correct way to do things and that things should be done right. There is no point skimping on details or cutting corners. You know that if you create structures and processes that work, the right results will follow.
Sounds like you, doesn’t it?
This short video details the characteristics of your WHY, the challenges that
come with your WHY, and the solutions to those challenges.
Right Way Symbol
If you have this WHY, you believe that there is a proper and correct way to do things and that things should be done right. There is no point to skimping on details or cutting corners. To achieve success you must follow procedures that have been proven and use systems that have been developed and shown to work over time and adjusted and corrected on numerous occasions to produce the right outcome. You know that if you create structures and processes that work, the right results will follow.
You believe in clarity and simplicity, operations that run smoothly because they have been tested. You generally show up on time because that's the right thing to do and appreciate it when others respect a set schedule. You embrace order and instill it in your personal life and your business. You recognize that different departments in a business have different needs, yet there is always a "right way" to get things done even if it is not your way and that part of true leadership is to bring that out in others.
If unchecked, the tendency with your WHY is to become somewhat rigid and inflexible. The term "my way or the highway" to you also implies "the right way." it's the only proper way to accomplish an objective. Obviously, this can lead to friction with those who see the world through a different WHY, a different filter and that are far more comfortable in "rolling with the punches."
Much like "contributors" need to select the causes that enable them to create the most value, and "make sense" people need to moderate their problem-solving, people with your WHY must learn to acknowledge that the "right way" for you may not be the "right way" for someone else. You will always be in command of those things that are on your watch. You will make sure that those items are done right. However, to get along well with others, you must respect the result without the need to be in complete command of the process. People with other WHYS may have a different way to accomplish objectives that from their viewpoint is equally "right".
You are most often the go-to person that others seek out for the creation and implementation of systems, processes and procedures. When not in that role, it's important nonetheless to respect and appreciate the processes put forth by others.
If your WHY is To Do Things the Right Way, you do well in relationships where trust is established, and rules and systems followed. You like specifics decided and standards stuck to. You are predictable, safe and you can be counted on to do what you say you will do. You are typically on-time (5 minutes early is late!)show up ready to go and will have a schedule you want to follow to have the best time. show up ready to go and will have a schedule you want to follow to have the best time. You like structured vacations where things are planned, and you know what you want and don't want. You are good at decision making so you don't them and haw about what to do tonight-you've decided, and they are along for the ride! you typically don't like spontaneity and much prefer following what you know will bring you a consistent and predictable evening-even if that means you miss out on an opportunity
You are wonderful to have on the Team if the they struggle with getting things done on time and predictably. You create structure out of chaos and brainstorming so be careful with being included if they just want to brainstorm and not do something with the ideas. You want to take the ideas and do something with them. You are great to give challenges to because you will research the right way to do what they want and then put it together in a way that will work. You could be considered the "HOW" Guy or Gal in that you are all about how to get it done-and less about WHY because WHY was already decided and is now the reason to get it done.
As a parent, you are good at creating a successful path for your kids to follow. And when the kid follows the chosen path - all is good. The child gets results and you feel valued for the help you have given. This usually works very well while the child is young.However - as we know-children rarely follow what parents want them to do as they get older so you can often feel let down and upset. " that's not how we do it!" you might say and put more pressure on your children to keep up your standards.This can lead to breakdown of their relationship when kids want to spread their wings and fly their own way. If the relationship isn't damaged too much during this time-the children usually come back to appreciate the wisdom of the Right Way!
Right Way people are wonderful to have on your Team - in fact most of the best companies we've worked with have at least one on the Team. That's because you take talk and make it real. You take ideas and build structure. You know how to create the systems and follow up to get results and they need that in their business. If your WHY is Right Way-then think about careers where you can create structure, processes, systems and results for people and you will love doing it.
Financial planner, lawyers, dentists, military personnel, managers, engineers, statisticians, doctors, and surveyors. There are many more possibilities however they must be places where they value system thinking and getting results.
Knowing your WHY is critical to knowing yourself…
But just as important is your HOW and your WHAT. Knowing your WHY is the first step. Clarity, certainty, and direction come when you know all three. By knowing your WHY-HOW-WHAT formula you are able to get clear, stand out and MOVE FORWARD FASTER!
Phrases a Right way would say:
“Predictable. Consistent. Results. That’s me!”
“Follow the system.”
“It’s about the results.”
“This is how it should be done.”
“Stick with what works.”
“I know the right way to do that.”
Famous People with your WHY include:
W. Clement Stone
“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”
“Little hinges swing big doors.”
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
“It’s the little things that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
“I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.”
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