Do Systems Limit Or Unlock Your Freedom?

Do Systems Limit Or Unlock Your Freedom?

Do you believe that systems limit or unlock your freedom?


Do you believe that systems limit or unlock your freedom? Great question. 

At first glance, you might say the system tells me what to do. Steps 1, 2, 3, and 4, … I have this track laid out before me that I need to follow. Therefore, it might limit my freedom because I should follow these steps instead of doing something else. That limits my freedom. “What if I think of something better?”

If you think of something better, I suggest you improve the system.

I say that systems can actually unlock your freedom because when you think of a process and lay it out, you can now delegate it

Now you have the freedom to think of new things (or have more free time to do whatever you like)

That is genuinely a fantastic moment when you realize, “Wow, I don’t have to do this task anymore. Somebody else is now empowered to do that. And I can unlock my freedom and take on new things.” – By the way, even if you like – or, at least, don’t mind the task -, is it the highest use of your time?

At the same time, you have given the other person the freedom to do this task and to do it well. They can do it without you having to look over their shoulder because now there’s a system that they can follow. 

A system liberates you and empowers the other person. That is why systems don’t limit your freedom but truly unlock it.

Dr. Stephie

I’m Curious

What do you think? Where can you unlock your freedom and empower someone else?

Dr. Stephie

P.S.: I appreciate you commenting and sharing this with others. Thank you!

Stephie Althouse

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