If judging others constitute full time employment, most of the world is a well employed place 😄.
‘ Fied ‘ can fall into these three buckets.
Qualified means that you have done the work, earned our trust and get invited to join us. You get a seat at the table. More than ever, our current technology and the lack of gatekeepers mean that your body of work could earn you the benefit of the doubt and give you a chance to speak up.
Disqualified is what happens when you over promise and under deliver. Or, if you expose intent that is not in alignment with what the rest of the world needs or expects.
Unqualified is rare. It’s at a premium. As in ” you have our unqualified support ” . Getting the benefit of the doubt long after most people would lost our trust is a hard-won privilege. It’s hard to earn unqualified support, but, if you do, make sure and be careful that you do not waste it.
The worrying trend is that too often even before we begin looking at skill, we’re judging people for other reasons. That’s wrong and wasteful as well. Being confused about what makes someone qualified or not perpetuates injustice.
That’s a race to the bottom.
“Judging others is easy because it distracts us from the responsibility of judging ourselves.”
Stop judging how far people still have to go. Start celebrating how far they’ve come.