Day 14 of the Coaching Advent Calendar.
Would you feel liberated if you exercised any of the following:
7 STEPS FOR OVERCOMING EGO’S HOLD ON YOU.
1. STOP BEING OFFENDED
2. LET GO OF YOUR NEED TO WIN
3. LET GO OF YOUR NEED TO BE RIGHT
4. LET GO OF YOUR NEED TO BE SUPERIOR
5. LET GO OF YOUR NEED TO HAVE MORE
6. LET GO OF IDENTIFYING YOURSELF ON THE BASIS OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
7. LET GO OF YOUR REPUTATION
Day 15 of the Coaching Advent Calendar.
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” – Oscar Wilde
What you can do:
Learn to recognize and anticipate “triggers” that set you off.
Think about how you will see your reaction in 3 years’ time. Will you be proud of yourself for walking away with your dignity intact or will you look back and remember falling apart? Choose now.
When you see your mood changing, leave from whatever is causing it and take several deep breaths, think about what was done or said to upset and figure out another way of dealing with it.
It’s important to continue acknowledging the emotion to be able to consider an alternative reaction compare to your usual one.
Show compassion to others when something goes wrong with someone else unexpectedly. Some people may just be having a bad day. Or you may have caught them at the wrong time.
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