We live in a time-starved, overstressed, violent society. Much of our over-reaction to what happens to us every day is a result of our self-indulgent value system, where we blame others for our problems, look to organisations or the government for our solutions, thirst for immediate gratification and believe we should have privileges without responsibilities. This condition is manifested in the high crime rate and in the increase in violence in our society.
We all need to learn how to be flexible in the face of daily surprises, which is one of the most important action traits for a leader. I know many people that live very peaceful lives never really becoming angry, Its not surprising really that after speaking with them about this learned trait it seems no one has tried to physically harm them or someone close to them peace is contagious…. They have learned to adapt to stress in life and reserve fear or anger for imminently physically dangerous situations. Rarely, if ever, do I see these same people get upset with what people say, do or don’t do, even if it inconveniences them. They have said however they do react emotionally when they see someone physically or emotionally abusing or victimizing another person. But have learned not to sweat the small stuff.
The Serenity Prayer, “Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference,” is a valuable measuring tool we can apply to our lives. Simple yet profound words to live by.
Life is a game, and attitude can be the difference between winning and losing.
I help people get real results by taking action one step at a time in their personal and professional lives, doing today what others don’t, so tomorrow they can accomplish what others can’t. If you know anyone who wants more from their Personal and Professional life and is committed to becoming outstanding in their field please refer me. We are created to develop our unlimited potential so now is the time to take action and make the shift… be a Leader!
Author: John Douglas