March 5, 2012 – Are you a victim or a victor? Have you experienced an unexpected challenge that has caught you off guard? Has something changed at work or in your life that was not expected and yet is now your current reality? How are you embracing this challenge? Are you viewing it from a victim’s mindset or a victor’s mindset? Are you assessing your options on the defensive or offensive? Instead of allowing this challenge to make you feel defeated and depleted, allow it to give you strength and resolve instead. The key to overcoming any challenge is to focus first on what you can control and can do, no matter how little it feels like you may be doing at the time. If you only focus on what is out of your control, you will continue to be stuck in the whirlwind of the challenge instead of lifting yourself above and beyond it.
Take an MM&I Moment to list any actions you can take to make this challenge less daunting, less oppressive and more manageable. List all of your options, even those that seem out of the realm of possibility, and then choose first to explore the ones that you can take real action on now. Determine what you need to know or do in order to take the next step. Then prioritize and begin your journey over this mountain until you can look back upon it as nothing more than a bump on the road.
Synergized Quote of the Week
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
Yours in synergistic thinking,