"TAKE UP THAT CUP" This is a command given by both men and women. Meet me at five o'clock at the market. Be sure that you follow all the instruction provided so as to ensure maximum results. These instructions are provided by both men and women and are followed differently by different people. What causes me to react to and obey instructions given by either men or women.?I will state three grounds on which i follow instructions from both men and women.
They are one, the objective of the instructions given,
the authority invested in the person and
the condition under which such instructions are given.
The objective of the given instructions. The question that I want to find out is what is at stake here?. What will happen if I follow this instruction? What will happen if I do not accept this? Could this be an opportunity for which I have been seeking? what if following means that I will improve my status in a group, or in an environment, or get a job. In other words, what was intended when the instruction was given?
E should remember that objectives are our base for achievement. Objectives are guides to help us achieve goals. Objectives provides us with directions, the power of choice and the will to fight. objective becomes the glue to foster production. Every entity that wish to be successful must follow objectives.
In this light, the objectives for the instructions would help us to understand what is at stake. This is a most important point in my various choices.
The second principle i follow in deciding to follow instructions is the kind of authority invested in the person. How powerful is the person? Is the person the president of the organization or is the person the cleaning agent? Can that person's voice and decision affect the out come of a meeting such as a raise in pay or a promotion? if were to find a job would I need that person's recommendation to change? what is the person's reach? without doubt, I do not want a situation when I am ready to move on, I am held back because of a decision I made in the past.
The third principle on which I make decisions is the condition under which the decision is made. How far reaching is the outcome? How many lives will be affected? whose lives are at stake at this moment? What changes will result in the process/ Is the decision a political, religious or a social one?
These are principles on which i based decisions not on sexes.