Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Bad Decisions - 3 Steps to Overcome Them
Replaying mistakes over and over in our minds will only destroy our concentration, and thus our ability to be effective. Mistakes are part of life, and demonstrate to those around us that we're real people just like they are. The difference is how we handle our mistakes.
Dealing with mistakes involves reclaiming control. These three steps serve as the foundation for taking control back, and moving beyond our blunders.
1 Confront It
Do not shrink away from your mistake. Acknowledge it, define it, and understand whether or not you have any control. If you can not control what is happening now, LET IT GO. Stop dwelling on it, and move on.
2 Organize and Respond to What We Learned in Step 1
We can not change the past. We can not control what others think of us. However, we CAN control how we respond. And we certainly can do a great deal to affect the future. So define what you need to do to get back on track, and take action. Organizing our response in small (realistic) steps will dramatically increase the likelihood of success.
3 Believe You Will Get Past This