Author: Geri Schneider Winters
In the context of the BA role, I see so much published on the internet that is just nonsense. How can you know who to believe and what to trust?
You have to trust in your own experience and common sense.
- If something seems reasonable, some technique or process, then try it for yourself, and judge the results.
- If it does not seem reasonable, then it might be the wrong thing for you in that situation.
- If you do not have the experience to judge, then find someone else with more experience and ask his or her opinion.
Having said that, I also want to encourage you to keep an open mind. Something that seems reasonable, but that does not work today, might be just the right thing in a new situation. Re-evaluate what you know in the context of the current job, the current project.
I love this quote from over 2000 years ago:
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.
When have you trusted your judgment, tried something new, and it worked? What about the times where it did not work? In a new situation, have you applied something that did not work before and had it work for you in that new situation?