Originally Posted by moonrambler
Is this some sort of MBO rule?
One thing I really liked about this MBO concept is it does away with all the regulations people go on about with LoA/IM. I didn't see anything about how you have to belieeeeeve, you have to feeeeeeel a certain way and so on. You just have to ask.
This is why I asked my question at the end.
Look at the situation.
"Oh guardian angel, I want you to do something for me within 24 hours, but in truth I don't really expect it to be done in 24 hours."
To me if the path of least resistance (or more beneficial path) is going to take longer than 24 hours, (as an entity trying to carry out your assignment) would you be more concerned about the deadline you aren't expected to make or getting it right within a reasonable time frame?
In school/work are all your projects handed in on the first deadline or were to pushing near the end absolute final deadline for a better grade/report?
To me all your requests are expectations that you would like to see form into reality. If you expect nothing to really happen in 24 hours, that's a statement/command that's been attached to your request. It switches your deadline to a lower priority sequence and puts emphasis on the other elements of the request, IMHO.
Lookcloser, you "neither believed nor envisioned anything", you left it open. That is different from not expecting requirements of your request not to be met.
How often do we prioritize our own work? We often handle our own simple requests quite quickly due to their ease.
If your teacher/boss assigns you a big task that takes you a week to work out, but if they send you an email requesting assistance on a matter that will take you 10 minutes; are you going to wait until task 1 is done or while in a lull get task 2 over and done with?
I agree with the nice thing about this being that all you have to do is ask. It is stated that if it is not beneficial or for you the request won't be given. So if it isn't working for you, you may want to look at what you are asking for and redefine it to something you are more in tune with(same as some LOA techniques). To me if you expect something not
to happen it is based on your belief it is unrealistic. Many of already know the likelihood of getting getting yes for an answer is increased for things that feel more achievable, even if it is difficult. It is why we ask for help after all.