A few years back I worked with a client, let’s call him Eric, the COO of a medium sized established company. I was inspired to write this article as it often tends to be our thinking / mindset / perspective that can trip us up, as was the case with him.
Everybody has set ways of thinking about things. This is true for your private life as well as in your working environment. Where your perspective comes from and what it is based on comes usually from past experiences. By past, I mean it can come from way back, or even recent bad experiences with the last boss or partner or life in general.
What matters now, in the present moment, is the awareness that these experiences exist, might be driving your behaviour and give you your perspective on things.
This can form beliefs, biases, judgements and any, negative thoughts. If you are ready to start changing the results you are getting then these tips can help you challenge your thoughts.
After all Einstein says: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”
To give you an example should the issue be communication where you feel pressure to respond: More often than not the very first change to practice is not to react i.e not say or do anything at all.
Buy yourself some time by saying ‘I will get back to you on that’.
By the way the CEO had good results for the company. It was Eric's assumptions that triggered him.
Reach out if you want to have some support.
by Suzie Doscher, Professional Executive Coach focusing on Personal Development
Self-help Books: Self-help Author since 2014 - 3 Editions of BALANCE - A Practical Handbook for Life's Difficult Moments (2014, 2018, 2022)
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