Keeping Score

Keeping score shoulkd only be in sports, games, cards, checkers, chess or any game requiring a winner.  Yet, in life there are people who believe keeping score in the workplace and relationships is the only way to live.  I am not sure why.  However, in the workplace it might be understandable as people are doing comparisons with their workmates to see how they can get ahead. If they end up with an problem with their manager, it could cost them their job.  It’s almost a form of judging. The old “I am doing a better job thant you so I deserve a promotion or a raise,” will not qualify anyone to move up the proverbial ladder to success. It shows a complete lack of cooperation and teamwork with their co-workers. Everyone wishes to be successful, yet few achieve it.  By keeping score a person ends up being so petty and focused on the wrong things that they end up failing.  This is also true in relationships. Anyone who is in a relationship and is keeping score should stop. If the woman is doing all the housework, laundry, working, taking care of the family, how and more importantly why would the man be keeping score?  I have seen relationships with this type of behavior. For example, a woman may come home from work after picking up the children at school or other activities. The man may walk in and expect dinner on the table. If she asks him to help he might say, “Look I put away the dishes the other day. You need to keep up. It is your job to have dinner ready.” There is no thought to what she did all day including bringing the children home and getting them started on their homework. There could also be the example of asking the man to help them with their homework. His response might be, “I did last week.” It is a completely foolish way to live and to expect people to do everything and then when they do a few things they feel they should be congratulated. Both of my children learned how to cook, clean, do laundry and be organized. What do you think about people who are always keeping score? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. The Good Gus series, books one through four, are now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS. I am now on Instagram and Tic Tok!

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