Why do some people think they have to be experts on every single thing under and above the sun?! Why can’t they accept, even laugh at the fact that there are some areas they simply know nothing about?
One of my favorite cookbook authors, and Food Network stars, is Rachael Ray. Some people get hung up on the giggles, others get annoyed with her terminology (sammies, stoup, evoo, Yum-O), and some just don’t like the fact that she isn’t a “trained” chef.
Neither are most grandmothers, Amish women, or apron-wearing backyard ninjas! Since when are chefs the only people who know what tastes good?
As for the giggles and nicknames, big sideways whoop. If you tried to count the number of times I laugh a day, you’d lose track before noon. Happy people laugh, they giggle, and sometimes they act downright silly. But they’re enjoying life… living out loud, if you will.
I’ll take happy, silly people over miserable grouches or bores any day of the week and twice on the weekend.
Love her or hate her, Rachael Ray knows her way around the stove. She’s very good at finding food combinations and at developing her own recipes. As someone who cooks A LOT (and loves it to distraction), I know a thing or two about recipes and, as far as I’m concerned, the Rach is aces
But, get this. She has said many times that she can’t bake. When she needs a dessert, she buys it! She doesn’t try to excel in all areas of life. She specializes and doesn’t try to wear too many darn hats. She simply wears one to perfection.
How do you think the arrangement’s working for her? My guess is each time she looks at the balance of her checkbook she goes, “Hehehehehe. Yum-O!”
Yeah, it’s working just fine.
People who try to wear too many hats upon one unsuspecting head could be annoying if they weren’t so ridiculously funny.
I think it’s refreshing to find people who admit they know less than zero about a certain subject. Know-it-alls are a dime a dozen, and they aren’t even worth that.
Aside from grating on the nerves of those around them, know-it-alls are actually doing themselves a world of harm.
Have you ever known anyone who had a world of potential in a certain area, but tried to do too many other things as well? I’m sure we’ve all met our share of these “mad hatters.”
Take, for example, the president of a company who thinks he/she has to personally write each newsletter, hire each employee, design the company’s website, write the blog posts, star in the commercials, write the radio ads, star in the radio ads, answer every telephone, plan each picnic, coach the softball team, choose the curtains, etc, etc, etc…
Can you guess the pitfall? Nothing will be done as well as it could be or should be. One person isn’t capable of doing absolutely everything. What’s more, the one thing they are SUPPOSED to be doing is getting neglected. Instead of giving it 100 percent of their time and attention, they’ve left it with about 25 percent.
I’m horrendous at math but even I know 25 percent is nowhere as good as 100 percent.
If you think you might be spreading yourself too thin, and not covering things as well as you know you could (or should), you might have fallen into a trap overly-ambitious people often fall prey to. You’re trying to wear too many hats and trying to do too many things. Step back and assess the big picture. In this proverbial picture, if you’re a frazzled mess in the middle trying to balance 25 different hats on your head, you have arrived.
Stop trying to do it all and stop trying to have it all. Enjoy life – it’s a ride that only comes around once!