Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Learn To Live And Let Live!

Just go about your way, if somebody annoys you.

To be annoyed or not be annoyed – it is your choice. People can behave in ways that irritate us or upset us, yet avoid letting them get to you. We have choices that allow us to move around, move through and move on, to the next place of most potential. We need not subject ourselves to prolonged pain and agony.

Practise patience, endurance, consideration and respect. Suspend judgement for a while. After all, we are entitled to our own opinions (and these can be temporal and abstract things). Steven Covey wrote that we have our own Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern. What are you doing to affect both spaces around you? How can you expand one and contract the other?

Leadership Lessons: Learn to let go. Proceed to the next useful piece. If something isn’t working, do something else. Instead of changing them, we can change our mind, judgements and perceptions of them. Work with what is within your circle of influence and control.


gear jane said...

I love that attitude Enrico. There are times that we think we have no choice to feel the way we feel. The person who just cut you off when driving, we have a choice to be mad or we can simply drop it. I would consider this to have some sort of wildfire affect where our attitude spreads and it will influence others to do the same. Good or bad.

Enrico Varella said...

Thanks for writing, Jane. We learn from the choices we make, whichever forms they take. Our attitude can be highly influential. Have a splendid week!