How’s It Going?
Last week was a crazy one! I kept marveling at how I wasn’t reacting to the shifts going on all around me, especially on Wednesday, when we had roofers doing repair work starting at 7 a.m., an opportunity to see an old friend turned during the workday turned into a 3-hour ride to nowhere, I returned to the office to more hammering, managed to shake it off to have dinner with friends, only to find the roofers still there a 11:00 that night! And yet, I stayed in response mode, not reaction mode.
What’s the difference between reacting and responding, and how have I made this change? I’ve learned to reframe expectations as desires. Now, if something doesn’t go according to plan, instead of getting frustrated because my expectations weren’t met, I assume my desired outcome wasn’t meant to be, I reset: accept and focus forward.
If you’re curious about this, reach out, I’m happy to share what I’ve learned—maybe it can help you too.
And now, here’s the info I found that I hope brings insight and inspiration to the leader in you: