Stress, pressure, uncertainty and disappointment.
These are some of the negative feelings and experiences we can encounter at work.
Sounds familiar? Been there? We probably all have.
But things around us are not the boss of us. We all decide how we will react to circumstances, situations and people around us. We can choose to not let it get to us. We can decide to be our own boss, meaning that we make our own decisions on how we will think and feel and consequently how we will react.
It’s completely within our own power to choose our response in the “moment of truth”
It’s completely within our own power to choose our response in the “moment of truth”, that split second in between when something happens (that could trigger us if we let it) and when we need to respond.
Choose wisely. Don’t be a victim to circumstances. Don’t let others push your buttons. Don’t let it get to you. Stay in control and decide for yourself. Look for the response that will make you feel most in control, most authentic while respectful to the situation. Just because someone else is stressed for example, you don’t have to be.
When we choose to be in control of our own responses and reactions, we truly become empowered and can more calmly look at the situation and start to find constructive solutions for it.
So don’t let the stresses and pressures get to you. Take a deep breath and trust that you can choose your response at any time. You are in charge, you decide.
About the authors
Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, award-winning authors of ”The Team Formula”.
Their latest book, multi-award-winning ”Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions”, published by Financial Times International is a practical tool for building winning teams. You can download a free chapter of the book at www.leadingteamsbook.com
Praise for ”Leading Teams: ”Enjoyable to read. Simple to understand. Practical to implement. A must read for team members or leaders”Debbie Fogel-Monnissen, Executive Vice President, International Markets Finance Officer, Mastercard, NY, USA.