Mental Mistakes: Workload
We all have limited bandwidth. That limit is difficult to accept sometimes because it’s not as visible as our gas gauge on the dashboard of our car. The reality is, many times I don’t have enough personal bandwidth to realistically complete the work I have agreed to finish. This will inevitably come to light as I begin to accomplish what I have committed to. As I begin to realize that I have created a math problem that doesn’t add up I begin to move quicker than I should and cut corners where I shouldn’t and that will eventually lead to mental mistakes that could have otherwise been avoided. How do we see our invisible limits? We see them when we realize the mental mistakes they cause us to make. Finding, learning from and accepting that limit will eliminate an environment for future mental mistakes.