Dec 13, 2010 – Are you always on defense? Does this current economy have you constantly defending what you do and why you are doing it? Are you defending your price? Are you defending your approach? Are you defending your role? Are you defending your personal decisions in expenditures? If this is the case, then you are allowing others to mandate your actions versus you taking charge and taking inspired action. Instead of allowing others to put you on the defensive, place yourself on the offensive by gaining the confidence and information necessary to respond and proactively move forward. Confirm how whatever you are doing is in the best interests of your company, your livelihood, those you serve, or those you love. Affirm to yourself how what you are doing supports and nurtures your ultimate purpose and desires.
Take an MM&I Moment to shift from defending to powerfully and passionately professing your position, approach, decisions or role. Make a list of all the reasons why what you are doing is for the greater good, creates more value, considers more options, offers a new perspective, gains greater buy-in, builds better loyalty, provides solutions, turns adversity into opportunity, allows personal growth and the list goes on. By going on the offensive, you will find that what was once oppressing is now invigorating and best of all, inspiring you to move forward in a positive, productive way.
Synergized Quote of the Week
“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.” - David Brinkley
Yours in synergistic thinking,