Who loves rules? Loves to break them? Has mixed feelings?
I’m in the “mixed feelings” camp. I love to know what the rules are. I like to have a rubric so I can check off boxes and know how much of a good girl I’m being or not being (and you know I desperately want to be a perfect good girl).
But once I’ve got the rules or the rubric I have a tendency to edit it. I’ll compare what’s on the rubric with my personal values and toss things out the window. Things like…process.
Hear me out! I love to do things right. If you want me to draw you a flower, then I want to give you a perfect flower. But if you want me to draw you a flower by first drawing the stem, then the leaves, and then the petals I might give you the stink eye. Or I might nod politely and as soon as you leave I’ll draw the flower in whatever order I see fit – as long as I think my way is more likely to get me to the goal of creating a perfect flower better than yours.
What a rebel!
Now I don’t mean to be rude. And I’m not convinced that I know best in every situation. There are times I’m perfectly happy to follow direction and do things exactly how I’m told. And then there are times when the process just needs a little bit of tweaking and it could be so much more efficient. Or when the process was designed for someone else and I know if I could be so much more successful if I could do things my way.