Publication: Safety Decisions Magazine
Issue: Fall/Winter 2015
Throughout our lives, we have lived with numbers and metrics attributed to virtually every facet of what we do. We are assessed and graded constantly, and we fear being on the side that is seen as failing. It is human to want to be seen by others in the best possible light, but do we learn and improve in perceived success, especially if adversity is masked or hidden? I would argue that the journey—in particular, learning and improving—is the ultimate success, whereas the destination is just a marker on the side of the road.
In safety, it is all about the journey. There is no final destination, as every day brings new risks and challenges, and the journey is as unique to each one of us as it is to each company that we work for.
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