Asking For Forgiveness, Not Permission — ESTJ on the Edge – Forgiveness Sundays May 31, 2020

A term coined by Grace Hopper who worked for the US Navy in her field of computer science. It’s built on the notion that it’s easier to act and avoid delay, and then to apologise for any issues afterwards. In my career, this isn’t something I’ve given much thought to until this week. This advice […]

via Asking For Forgiveness, Not Permission — ESTJ on the Edge.

Great points raised here. I am not a fan of this philosophy and the examples raised in this article are more eloquent than I would have come up with. I think this is a good Forgiveness Sundays choice.

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3 Responses to Asking For Forgiveness, Not Permission — ESTJ on the Edge – Forgiveness Sundays May 31, 2020

  1. Mrs ESTJ says:

    Thank you so much!

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    • You are welcome. You said it a lot better than I would have done.

      Had my fair share of co-workers and friends like Joe who cause a lot more grief and other issues by going with forgiveness over permission. It rarely works out where it doesn’t come back to bite them or their employer later. In some instances, it may make sense if it’s a situation where time is of the essence. For example, a nuclear reactor is in the middle of melting down and you have someone who knows what to do to avoid it from happening. By the time they got permission, it would probably be too late.


  2. Mrs ESTJ says:

    Fingers crossed for not too many (if any) nuclear reactor moments!

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