Manufacture Your Day by TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE
Your life is a result of the decisions you have made in the past.
Own it. Taking responsibility is such an important aspect of life.
If you read my messages on a regular basis, you are interested in self-development and ongoing education, and I applaud you for that.
Please always remember, I am not here to make assumptions. I am here to provide a different perspective.
Whatever your job is, you’re a problem solver.
“Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
What if you would look at a problem as….
- an opportunity to strengthen your mind?
- a possibility to make things better?
- the ideal moment to try something new?
- a sign to look a little bit closer and find the root cause?
- a great excuse to learn something in the process?
- a space for innovation and creativity?
- an exciting challenge to get to the next level?
- a test for your reaction?
Problems won’t disappear. We will continue to encounter them in our personal and in our professional life. Not every problem is an actual problem, depending on how you look at it.
The question is, “What meaning do you assign to the problem?”
If you are aware of that, you will experience the situation in a different light.
When the pressure is high and people feel stressed, they often become very frustrated and start blaming each other. The “it’s not me, it’s you” syndrome is detrimental for any corporate culture, and often indicates underlying emotions such as fear, bitterness and hopelessness.
Here is a simple tip that will help you to assume responsibility and acknowledge that you may be part of the problem.
When you point a finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you.
I thought you would like that.
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