It is easy for us to judge others. So easy. It comes naturally to any human.
I notice this myself; I can quickly find fault in others. Most of the times I know the right things they should’ve done.
We see when people miss the details. We recognise when they rush or don’t engage with the tasks. We notice when their mind is somewhere else, they lose focus.
The question is of course whether we see our own faults.
I don’t think so. It’s a bit troublesome, right?
But why? Isn’t it the same thing? We notice the fault in others, but why not in ourselves? And what can we do about it?
I have no clear answers on the “why”, I guess it’s human nature to judge others, and I don’t think it’s a bad thing. If.
If the moment we are judging others, we use that time to pause and to assess ourselves. Continuously.
The important point here is the noticing part. When we notice and control our thoughts, we open the door of many good potentials. It’s a step forward. And a step is a big leap.
Next time we see someone’s subpar work. Whatever it is, pause, notice. Then use that exact moment to think about yourself.
Are you different?