I’ve decided to do a series about emotions and how they impact the way we lead and interact with others. Today is focused on impatience and the destructive nature of that emotion and how it undermines relationships at work. Most importantly, we’re going to talk about how to deal with that emotion and what you can do differently to promote better outcomes.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- The importance of understanding that no one else knows what’s going on in your head. All they know is how you behave. In the absence of information people create their own reality.
- It’s not the circumstance that’s making you impatient. It’s how you think about the circumstance that drives the feeling of impatience.
- It’s your responsibility as a leader to manage your reactions to the feeling of impatience, and the first step in doing that is to just notice the feeling.
- Next, pay attention to what you’re saying in your mind. Notice what you’re thinking and then choose to think about something else. Impatience never comes from someone else. Feelings never come from somewhere else. Impatience comes from the way that you choose to think about what’s happening. So choose to think differently.
Featured On The Show:
- The movie “Ricki and the Flash” with Rick Springfield and Meryl Streep. (Click on Videos to view the trailer)
- If there are emotions or feelings you experience on a regular basis and you’re not sure how that might be influencing your interaction with others and you don’t know what to do about that – email me at email@example.com. I’m happy to chat about it on an upcoming podcast.
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